Lift It Up in Prayer

(parody of "Livin' On a Prayer" by Bon Jovi)
New lyrics by Mike Fischer

The Story: I wrote this long before I was exposed to ApologetiX. I'd pay to hear it sung by someone with a real singing voice.


Jenny has no time to pray.
She'll make it on her own, without God's help today.
That's not the way.
Prayer is not a choice we make.
Jesus said to come; refusing Him's a mistake --
Too much at stake.

You shouldn't hold on to all that stuff.
It doesn't really matter if it's easy or tough.
You've got God's promise and that's enough
To pray, with faith, hope and love.

Chorus:
Oh, He's always there.
Ohh-oh! Lift it up in prayer.
In God's hands, you can cast your cares.
Ohh-oh! Lift it up in prayer.

Johnny wants a new car now.
He orders God around, and calls it "word of faith" somehow.
He'll get let down.
Prayer is not a spell you can cast.
You cannot twist the arm of the Almighty First and Last,
But humbly ask.

You shouldn't hold on to all that stuff.
It doesn't really matter if it's easy or tough.
You've got God's promise and that's enough
To pray, with faith, hope and love.

chorus

You got to call out in Jesus' name,
Ask daily bread, set your spirit aflame.

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