Daily Prayer: Submission

Plenty of times you sent help my way, but I hid
and I remember once you held me close, but I slid
There was something that I just had to see
that you wanted me to see so I could be what you wanted me to be

And I think I’ve seen it, but I don’t feel the same
Matter of fact I know I’ve seen it, I can feel the change
and it’s strange almost got me beating down your door
But I have never known love like this before

It’s a wonderful feeling to get away from the pain
and up under the ceiling I get away from the rain
And the strain that I feel when I’m here is gone
I know real so I wipe away the tears with a song

-DMX

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“Prayer” (Skit), from “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot” – revised in Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Celebration of Black Prayer

Miss Simone – The “High Priestess of Soul”

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I just watched an absolutely terrific film!

Ok, let me back up just a bit…

There’s a singer we all know as the “High Priestess of Soul”, right?  How about songs like I Loves You Porgy and Mississippi Goddam, and her gut-wrenching version of Strange Fruit.  We even know of her daughter’s album and the rough time she faced growing up with a superstar mother.  But wow, I had no idea…  and learned so much!

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