Monday, June 2, 2008

Monday's Music Review: Prayer for a Friend

Song Title: Prayer for a Friend (#9 on album)
Album Title: The Altar and the Door
Artist(s): Casting Crowns
Written by: Mark Hall

(Hear the song here:

Lord, I lift my friend to You,
I’ve done all that I know to do
I lift my friend to You
Complicated circumstances have clouded his view
Lord, I lift my friend up to You

I fear that I won’t have the words that he needs to hear
I pray for Your wisdom, oh God, and a heart that’s sincere
Lord, I lift my friend up to You

Lord, I lift my friend to You
My best friend in the world,
I know he means much more to You
I want so much to help him,
but this is something he has to do
And Lord, I lift my friend up to You

‘Cause there’s a way that seems so right to him
But You know where that leads
He’s becoming a puppet of the world, too blind to see the strings
Lord, I lift my friend up to You
My friend up to You

My Thoughts:

This is such a sweet song for those of us who have been (or are currently) in such a position. While typing this post, a couple of friends come to mind. As Christians, we all have friends or family members that we long to lead to the Lord. Yet sin is blinding and they may often desire only the things of this world. What we desire may seem foolish to them. Christ, however, has the power to change their hearts and call them to Himself. After all, that's what He did with us. Though we are called to speak the truth (in love) to our nonbelieving friends, there comes a time where we must simply turn them over to the Lord. God will work out the rest. What a sweet meditation...

In Christ,

1 comment:

Bigmammy said...

Wow......this really hits home.