the power of a prayer lyrics – matthew west

the power of a prayer

dear god, it’s me
calling out to you
tonight i’m on my knees
hoping you’ll come through
this one’s for my dad
can you help him please
the world’s made him mad
at mom and me
and i’m asking you to bring his heart back home
oh, the power of a prayer
mom is all i have
but she’s alone again tonight
they always used to laugh
now all they do is fight
you know she loves that man
but he’s so far from you
she’s done all she can
but she can’t break through
and she’s begging you to bring his heart back home
oh, the power of a prayer
just a whisper in the dark
spoken from a broken heart
holding on to one last strand of faith
somewhere in the world right now
a desperate soul is crying out
hoping jesus really hears us when we pray
dear god, do you
recognize my voice
i haven’t talked to you
since i was a little boy
but tonight i heard my son
pray for his old man
it made me come undone
made me understand
that only you can bring my heart back home
oh, the power of a prayer

/ matthew west lyrics