In case you were wondering, there is such a thing as Christian rap music in Canada. This is courtesy of Chris Greenwood a.k.a. Manafest who is from Toronto, in the province of Ontario Canada. One of the inspirations behind Manafest’s music ministry was Chris losing his father to suicide at age five. In today’s featured song Pray, the lyrics tell a story about Chris’ brother who he is praying for.
Be unceasing in prayer [praying perseveringly]; 1 Thessalonians 5:17.
One online site claims that they are 527 songs that use Pray as the main title. I’m not sure if this is an updated number or lumps in songs with pray in the title, but this suggests that praying is not dead. While Manafest’s version of Pray may not be as memorable of Michael W. Smith’s Pray for Me, I am moved by the lyrics each time I listen to Chris’ song.
by Jay Mankus