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My Prayer For You

April 13, 2020—

Today’s song of the day is the last song for Project 95 in its current form: Alisa Turner’s “My Prayer For You”

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Here are the lyrics in full:

For anyone who's prayed a thousand prayers
And still can't find the answer anywhere
Fighting off the lie that no one cares
For anyone who's out there losing hope
Feeling you're forsaken and alone
Clinging to the last strands of your rope

May God give you eyes to see He's still greater
Courage to rise and believe He's able
May God be your peace in the fire you're walking through
This is my prayer now, this is my prayer for you

For all of those with tired and weary souls
But still have faith to ask for miracles
Choosing to believe He's in control

May God give you eyes to see He's still greater
Courage to rise and believe He's able
May God be your peace in the fire you're walking through
This is my prayer now, this is my prayer

May your eyes be ever on the Lord, your helper
May you find your refuge in the Lord, your shelter
May you find Him closer than a brother all your days
All of your days

And may your eyes be ever on the Lord, your helper
May you find your refuge in the Lord, your shelter
May you find Him closer than a brother all your days
All of your days

May God give you eyes to see He's still greater
Courage to rise and believe He's able
May God be your peace in the fire you're walking through
This is my prayer now, this is my prayer for you
For you
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His Heart Beats

April 12, 2020—

Today’s song by Andrew Peterson seeks to capture the remarkable meaning of Jesus’s miraculous Easter resurrection: “His Heart Beats”

He took one breath

And put death to death

Where is your sting

Oh grave, how grave is your defeat

I know, I know His heart beats

Today, let us rejoice in our ultimate freedom bought by Jesus’s death and celebrate His unfathomable desire to bring us closer to Him for all eternity.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

His heart beats
His blood begins to flow
Waking up what was dead a moment ago
And His heart beats
Now everything has changed
'Cause the blood that bought us peace with God
Is racing through His veins
And His heart beats
His heart beats

He breathes in
His living lungs expand
The heavy air surrounding death
Turns to breath again
He breathes out
He is Word and flesh once more
The Lamb of God slain for us is a lion ready to roar
And His heart beats

So crown Him the Lord of life
Crown Him the Lord of love
Crown Him the Lord of all
He took one breath
And put death to death
Where is your sting
Oh grave, how grave is your defeat
I know, I know His heart beats

He rises
Glorified in flesh
Clothed in immortality
The firstborn from the dead
He rises
And His work's already done
So He's resting as He rises to reclaim the bride He won
And His heart beats

So crown Him the Lord of life
Crown Him the Lord of love
Crown Him the Lord of all
He took one breath
And put death to death
Where is your sting
Oh grave, how grave is your defeat
I know, I know His heart beats

The last enemy to be destroyed is death
The last enemy to be destroyed is death
He must reign until no enemy is left
The last enemy to be destroyed, to be destroyed is death

His heart beats
He will never die again
I know that death no longer has dominion over Him
So my heart beats
With the rhythm of the saints
As I look for the seeds the King has sewn
To burst up from their graves

I know, I know
He took one breath
And put death to death
Where is your sting
Oh grave, how grave is your defeat
I know, I know
He took one breath
And put death to death
Where is your sting
Oh grave, how grave is your defeat
How great, how great is His victory
I know, I know His heart beats
(Crown Him the Lord of life)
His heart beats
I know, I know His heart beats
(Crown Him the Lord of all)
His heart beats
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Faithfulness

April 11, 2020—

Today’s song by Matt Maher is a reminder of God’s “Faithfulness” as we wait in anticipation of Easter Sunday.

There are memories that seize my heart

But they will never steal or tear our love apart

There are victories yet to come

They are certain as the rising of the sun

Today, as we wait knowing of Jesus’s inevitable resurrection, let us reflect joyfully on the fulfillment of God’s ultimate promise, and marvel at His boundless love for us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

In the breakers that storm my faith
God my rock and God my hope, You will prevail
You're the constant in a sea of change
What You've done and what You've said will never fail
What You've done and what You've said will never fail

Great is Your faithfulness
Great is Your faithfulness
Always and forever
Always and forever

There are memories that seize my heart
But they will never steal or tear our love apart
There are victories yet to come
They are certain as the rising of the sun
They are certain as the rising of the sun

Great is Your faithfulness
Great is Your faithfulness
Always and forever
Always and forever

From age to age the same
Your mercy never changes
Your joy it is my strength
Your goodness never changes
Your goodness never changes

Great is Your faithfulness
Great is Your faithfulness
Always and forever
Always and forever
Always and forever
Always and forever
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The Silence of God

April 10, 2020—

Today’s song by Andrew Peterson is mournful and appropriate for this Good Friday: “The Silence of God”

It’s enough to drive a man crazy

It’ll break a man’s faith

It’s enough to make him wonder

If he’s ever been sane

When he’s bleating for comfort

From Thy staff and Thy rod

And the heaven’s only answer

Is the silence of God

Today, as we reflect on Jesus’s suffering and death, let us take comfort in the depths of His love for us and know He will always watch over and accompany us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

It's enough to drive a man crazy
It'll break a man's faith
It's enough to make him wonder
If he's ever been sane
When he's bleating for comfort
From Thy staff and Thy rod
And the heaven's only answer
Is the silence of God

And it'll shake a man's timbers
When he loses his heart
When he has to remember
What broke him apart
And this yoke may be easy
But this burden is not
When the crying fields are frozen
By the silence of God

And if a man has got to listen
To the voices of the mob
Who are reeling in the throes
Of all the happiness they've got
When they tell you all their troubles
Have been nailed up to that cross
Well then what about the times
When even followers get lost?
'Cause we all get lost sometimes

Well there's a statue of Jesus
On a monastery knoll
In the hills of Kentucky
All quiet and cold
And He's kneeling in the garden
As silent as a stone
And all His friends are sleeping
And He's weeping all alone
And the man of all sorrows
He never forgot
What sorrow is carried
By the hearts that He bought
So when the questions dissolve
Into the silence of God
The aching may remain
But the breaking does not
The aching may remain
But the breaking does not
In the holy lonesome echo
Of the silence of God
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Waiting On The Night To Fall

April 9, 2020—

Today’s song of the day by Casting Crowns is a valuable warning that when we are not vigilant, sin and temptation creep up on us: “Waiting on the Night to Fall”

He knows you have the answers

But truth lies dusty on your shelf

And the sword that you could slay him with

Has become an ornament and nothing else

Today, as we approach Jesus’s death on Good Friday, let us remember why He had to die for us and resolve to fight back against the dark, with His help.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

There's an old man living
In the back of your woods tonight
You forgot he was even there
But you've never slipped his mind
He's living off of scraps of you
You never knew you left behind
And as the sun goes down
He rises with a smile

He's waiting on the night to fall
The old man's coming to call
But you don't see the writing on the wall
He'll never step out in the light
No, he's just biding time
And while you slumber
He's gonna come and take it all
He's waiting on the night to fall
He's waiting on the night to fall

He knows you have the answers
But truth lies dusty on your shelf
And the sword that you could slay him with
Has become an ornament and nothing else
You could put him back down in his hole in the ground
But he knows you never will
He's been around so long
You got used to the smell

He's waiting on the night to fall
The old man's coming to call
But you don't see the writing on the wall
He'll never step out in the light
No, he's just biding his time
And as you slumber
He's gonna come and take it all
He's waiting on the night to fall
He's waiting on the night to fall

He knows he'll never have your soul
But he will gladly rob you blind
While you're feasting at his table
He'll tie your hands and numb your mind
He'll take you farther than you want to go
He'll keep you longer than you want to stay
And it will cost you
More than you ever thought you'd pay

He's waiting on the night to fall
The old man's coming to call
But you don't see the writing on the wall
He'll never step out in the light
No, he's just biding his time
And as you slumber
He's gonna come and take it all
He's waiting on the night to fall
He's waiting on the night to fall
He's waiting on the night
He's waiting on the night to fall
The old man's coming to call
But you don't see,
You don't see, the writing on the wall
Oh, he's waiting on the night
He's waiting on the night to fall
He's waiting on the night to fall
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The God Who Stays

April 8, 2020—

Today’s song of the day by Matthew West assures us that no matter what we have done in this life, the God we worship is “The God Who Stays”

No enemy can separate

No power of Hell can take away

Your love for me will never change

I’m Yours forever

Today, let us remember that despite our enormously imperfect lives, our perfect God is always waiting for us with open arms.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

If I were You
I would've given up on me by now
I would've labeled me a lost cause
'Cause I feel just like a lost cause
If I were You
I would've turned around and walked away
I would've labeled me beyond repair
'Cause I feel like I'm beyond repair
Oh, but somehow You don't see me like I do
Somehow You're still here

You're the God who stays
You're the God who stays
You're the one who runs in my direction
When the whole world walks away
You're the God who stands
With wide open arms
And You tell me nothing I have ever done
Could separate my heart
From the God who stays

I used to hide
Every time I thought I let You down
Always thought I had to earn my way
But I'm learning You don't work that way
'Cause somehow You don't see me like I do
Somehow You're still here

You're the God who stays
You're the God who stays
You're the one who runs in my direction
When the whole world walks away
You're the God who stands
With wide open arms
And You tell me nothing I have ever done
Could separate my heart
From the God who stays

My shame can't separate
My guilt can't separate
My past can't separate
I'm Yours forever
My sin can't separate
My scars can't separate
My failures can't separate
I'm Yours forever
No enemy can separate
No power of Hell can take away
Your love for me will never change
I'm Yours forever

'Cause You're the God who stays
You're the God who stays
You're the one who runs in my direction
When the whole world walks away
You're the God who stands
With wide open arms
And You tell me nothing I have ever done
Could separate my heart
From the God who stays
You're the God who stays
You're the one who runs in my direction
When the whole world walks away
You're the God who stands
With wide open arms
And You tell me nothing I have ever done
Could separate my heart
From the God who stays
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Cry Out To Jesus

April 7, 2020—

Today’s song by Third Day is a poignant reminder that in the midst of suffering and sorrow, we can always “Cry Out To Jesus”

There is hope for the helpless

Rest for the weary

And love for the broken heart

There is grace and forgiveness

Mercy and healing

He’ll meet you wherever you are

Cry out to Jesus

Today, let us reflect on our struggles, suffering, and failures—and give thanks for God’s endless mercy and Jesus’s ultimate sacrifice which free us from these chains.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

To everyone who's lost someone they loved
Long before it was their time
You feel like the days you had were not enough
When you said goodbye
And to all of the people with burdens and pains
Keeping you back from your life
You believe that there's nothing and there is no one
Who can make it right

And there is hope for the helpless
Rest for the weary
And love for the broken heart
And there is grace and forgiveness
Mercy and healing
He'll meet you wherever you are
Cry out to Jesus
Cry out to Jesus

For the marriage that's struggling just to hang on
They've lost all of their faith in love
And they've done all they can to make it right again
Still it's not enough
And for the ones who can't break the addictions and chains
You try to give up but you come back again
Just remember that you're not alone in your shame
And your suffering

There is hope for the helpless
Rest for the weary
And love for the broken heart
There is grace and forgiveness
Mercy and healing
He'll meet you wherever you are
Cry out to Jesus

When you're lonely
And it feels like the whole world is falling on you
You just reach out
You just cry out to Jesus
Cry to Jesus

To the widow who suffers from being alone
Wiping the tears from her eyes
And for the children around the world without a home
Say a prayer tonight

There is hope for the helpless
Rest for the weary
And love for the broken heart
There is grace and forgiveness
Mercy and healing
He'll meet you wherever you are
There is hope for the helpless
Rest for the weary
And love for the broken heart
There is grace and forgiveness
Mercy and healing
He'll meet you wherever you are
Cry out to Jesus
Cry out to Jesus
Oh, cry out to Jesus
Cry out to Jesus
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Glory Bound

April 6, 2020—

Today’s song of the day by Matt Maher offers us a hopeful reminder that, with Jesus’s eternal sacrifice, we are all “Glory Bound”

Well I don’t know

Which way you’re going

And I don’t know if you’re lost or found

All that I know is

You’ve been forgiven

I tell you this train is glory bound

Today, on this Monday of Holy Week, let us reflect on the sacrifice we know is coming, and rejoice in the knowledge that we’ve been saved from ourselves.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

There is a train for the brokenhearted
To carry you to the other side
There is a train for the ones forgotten
To carry you to a heavenly light

Well I don't know
Which way you're going
And I don't know if you're lost or found
All that I know is
You've been forgiven
I tell you this train is glory bound
Glory bound

There is a train for the cheats and liars
For all the hitchers looking for a ride
There is a train for the lonely drifter
Tired of walking all alone in the night

Well I don't know
Which way you're going
And I don't know if you're lost or found
All that I know is
You've been forgiven
I tell you this train is glory bound
Glory bound

So come on make some room in your heart for mercy
Come on make some room for a little grace
Come on make some room for the sinners and the saints

Well I don't know
Which way you're going
And I don't know if you're lost or found
All that I know is
You've been forgiven
I tell you this train is glory bound
Yeah I can hear
A band of angels
Amazing grace how sweet the sound
All that I know is
You've been forgiven
I tell you this train is glory bound

Glory bound, hey yeah
I tell you this train is glory bound
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Build Your Kingdom Here

April 5, 2020—

Today’s song by Rend Collective expresses the celebratory spirit of Palm Sunday: “Build Your Kingdom Here”

Build Your kingdom here

Let the darkness fear

Show Your mighty hand

Heal our streets and land

As we begin this Holy Week, let us pray for ourselves and our neighbors, that these times of trial will bring us closer to God and prepare us to someday enter His kingdom.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

Come set Your rule and reign
In our hearts again
Increase in us we pray
Unveil why we're made
Come set our hearts ablaze with hope
Like wildfire in our very souls
Holy Spirit, come invade us now
We are Your Church
We need Your power in us

We seek Your kingdom first
We hunger and we thirst
Refuse to waste our lives
For You're our joy and prize
To see the captive hearts released
The hurt, the sick, the poor at peace
We lay down our lives for heaven's cause
We are Your Church
We need pray revive this earth

Build Your kingdom here
Let the darkness fear
Show Your mighty hand
Heal our streets and land
Set Your Church on fire
Win this nation back
Change the atmosphere
Build Your kingdom here
We pray

Unleash Your kingdom's power
Reaching the near and far
No force of Hell can stop
Your beauty changing hearts
You made us for much more than this
Awake the kingdom seed in us
Fill us with the strength and love of Christ
We are Your Church
We are the hope on earth

Build Your kingdom here
Let the darkness fear
Show Your mighty hand
Heal our streets and land
Set Your Church on fire
Win this nation back
Change the atmosphere
Build Your kingdom here
We pray

Build Your kingdom here
Let the darkness fear
Show Your mighty hand
Heal our streets and land
Set Your Church on fire
Win this nation back
Change the atmosphere
Build Your kingdom here
We pray
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Shoulders

April 4, 2020—

Today’s song by For KING & COUNTRY is a valuable reminder that God will provide us with strength and aid in difficult times: “Shoulders”

My help comes from You

You’re right here, pulling me through

You carry my weakness, my sickness, my brokenness

All on Your shoulders

Today, as we prepare for Holy Week, let us meditate on God’s strength and draw comfort from His unending love for us.

Thanks for listening today.


Here are the lyrics in full:

(I look up to the mountains.
Does my strength come from the mountains?
No. My strength comes from God.
Who made heaven and earth, and the mountains.)

When confusion's my companion
And despair holds me for ransom
I will feel no fear
I know that You are near

When I'm caught deep in the valley
With chaos for my company
I'll find my comfort here
'Cause I know that You are near

My help comes from You
You're right here, pulling me through
You carry my weakness, my sickness, my brokenness
All on Your shoulders
Your shoulders
My help comes from You
You are my rest, my rescue
I don't have to see to believe that
You're lifting me up on Your shoulders
Your shoulders

You mend what once was shattered
And You turn my tears to laughter
Your forgiveness is my fortress
Oh, Your mercy is relentless

My help comes from You
You're right here, pulling me through
You carry my weakness, my sickness, my brokenness
All on Your shoulders
Your shoulders
My help comes from You
You are my rest, my rescue
I don't have to see to believe that
You're lifting me up on Your shoulders
Your shoulders

My help is from You
(Don't have to see it to believe it)
My help is from You
(Don't have to see it, 'cause I know,
'Cause I know it's true)

My help is from You
(Don't have to see it to believe it)
My help is from You
(Don't have to see it, 'cause I know,
'Cause I know it's true)

My help comes from You
You're right here, pulling me through
You carry my weakness, my sickness, my brokenness
All on Your shoulders
Your shoulders
My help comes from You
You are my rest, my rescue
I don't have to see to believe that
You're lifting me up on Your shoulders
Your shoulders

My help is from You
(Don't have to see it to believe it)
My help is from You
(Don't have to see it, 'cause I know,
'Cause I know it's true)

My help is from You
(Don't have to see it to believe it)
My help is from You
(Don't have to see it, 'cause I know,
'Cause I know it's true)

My help is from You
(Don't have to see it to believe it)
My help is from You
(Don't have to see it, 'cause I know,
'Cause I know it's true)

My help is from You
(Don't have to see it to believe it)
My help is from You
(Don't have to see it, 'cause I know,
'Cause I know it's true)