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A Prayer

from The Truth Inside by Milton Suggs

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A prayer for understanding
A prayer for inner peace
A prayer for peace of mind
So that fear and doubt will cease

A prayer for sense of purpose
For courage to act
A prayer for moving forward
While also looking back

A prayer for strength and power
A prayer for wisdom too
So when it comes time to use them
I will know just what to do
For you who knows the answers
To show me the way
Every day, these things I prayer

Finally I know, I see the cause is infinitely bigger than me
The call I’m hearing and trying to heed is more important than I could ever be
The vision and mission of which I’m apart is far greater than I’ll ever hope to see
And as I travel hopefully this very road will lead me to the understanding of the me I’m supposed to be
Every note I write, every word I say, every melody and harmony I play
Is dedicated to the truth inside
That it may resound out loud and bring to life a light that’s shining bright that’s right inside us all
Inciting a desire in those great and small to stand tall, forsake their fear open their ears to hear and answer the call
No time to waste in states of complacency, ‘cause when we look at the news every day we see the faces of our people erased by the state police
Its way too late to be singing so plaintively how we shall overcome someday if we wait and see if Jesus is gonna free us and save us and take us away from this misery

That’s never been the answer to our situation
What have we learned since our so called emancipation?
You can’t be given rights, you just have to take ‘em
Make ‘em believe the truth of what you say
For everything we receive there’s a price to pay
And if we walk united we’re gonna find our way to a brighter day
As the war is waged may we be sure to say.


from The Truth Inside, released September 23, 2016
Composed and arranged by Milton Suggs for Skiptone Publishing (ASCAP)


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