Say a prayer for me

I lost my job. I fell behind on all my payments. And it looks like I’ll have to move out of my house in the next month. It looks like it’s time for me to admit defeat and take that trip to the shelter. It breaks my heart to have to rely on others, but I can’t see any other way out from under this mountain of debt. So if you feel like saying a prayer for me, I’d appreciate it.

I will be honest with you. The past 4 days have been the toughest of my life. I never expected this to happen, and I never imagined I would ever be in a situation where I could use the words: “please say a prayer for me”. But I am at that point now, and hope that you will help. In this article, you will learn about – Say a prayer for me. Among other resources which you will find on our website are answers to common searches such as; say a prayer for me quotes and say a prayer for me meaning

Dionne Warwick original

Dionne Warwick, 1966

Intended by lyricist Hal David to convey a woman’s concern for her man who’s serving in the Vietnam War, “I Say a Little Prayer” was recorded by Dionne Warwick in a 9 April 1966 session. Although Bacharach’s recordings with Warwick typically took no more than three takes (often only taking one), Bacharach did ten takes on “I Say a Little Prayer” and still disliked the completed track, feeling it rushed.

The track went unreleased until September 1967, when it was introduced on the album The Windows of the World and it was Scepter Records owner Florence Greenberg rather than Bacharach who wanted “I Say a Little Prayer” added to that album. When disc jockeys from the United States began playing the album track in October 1967, significant air play led Scepter Records to release the track as a single, backed with newly recorded track “(Theme from) Valley of the Dolls”.

Dear God,

Please help me to be as good of a person as I can possibly be. Help me to always remember that you are watching over me, and you will never leave me. I want to be the best version of myself that I can be, and I know that you are the only one who can help me do this. Please continue to guide me on my journey towards becoming a better person. Amen

Dear God,

Please bless my best friend [friend’s name] today. Bless them with a kind and loving heart, and guide their thoughts to be positive and supportive of those around them. Please help them to have the courage to speak up if they see someone in need of their assistance, and give them the wisdom to know when to step out of the way.

And please bless me as well. Help me to be kind and loving today, both in my words and actions. Help me not to judge anyone who may be different than I am. Help me let go of anger and resentment so that I can be free from negative thoughts. And guide me along the path of knowing when it is time to speak up or when it is better to let things go by without comment or involvement.

The brisk sound of “I Say a Little Prayer” that Bacharach disliked proved to be a million-selling hit for Warwick, as “I Say a Little Prayer” reached No. 4 that December on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 8 on the Billboard R & B Chart, No. 4 on the Canadian Charts and No. 3 on the Record World Top 100 Chart. “(Theme from) Valley of the Dolls”, the B-side would become another hit for Warwick reaching No. 2 in February 1968 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Record World Chart: Warwick’s “I Say a Little Prayer” single would receive gold certification from the RIAA for sales of a million units in January 1968.

“I Say a Little Prayer” b/w “(Theme from) Valley of the Dolls”, became one of the most successful double-sided hits of the Rock era. Like several Bacharach compositions, both sides contain passages written in unusual time signatures. The verses of “Prayer” are constructed of two successive measures of 4/4, a measure of 10/4 (using 4/4 + 2/4 + 4/4), and two final measures of 4/4. The chorus is in 11/4 (using 4/4 + 4/4 + 3/4), played by session drummer Gary Chester.

(I say a little prayer for you)
The moment I wake up
Before I put on my makeup (Makeup)
I say a little (Prayer for you)
And while I’m combing my hair now
And wondering what dress to wear now (Wear now)
I say a little (Prayer for you)

[Chorus]
(Forever) Forever, (And ever) yeah
(You’ll stay in my heart and I will love you)
(Forever) Forever, (And ever) ever
(We never will part, oh, how I love you)
(Together) Together, (Together) together
(That’s how it must be to live without you)
(Would only mean heartbreak for me)

[Verse 2]
I run for the bus, dear
But while riding I think of us, dear (Us, dear)
I say a little (Prayer for you)
And at work I just take time
And all through my coffee break time (Break time)
I say a little (Prayer for you)

[Chorus]
(Forever) Forever, (And ever) and ever
(You’ll stay in my heart and I will love you)
(Forever) Forever, (And ever) and ever
(We never will part, oh, how I love you)
(Together) Together, (Together) together
(That’s how it must be to live without you)
(Would only mean heartbreak for me)
Nobody but me

[Chorus]
(Forever) Forever, (and ever) ever
(You’ll stay in my heart and I will love you)
(Forever) Forever, (and ever) ever
(We never will part, oh, how I love you)
(Together) Together, (together) together
(That’s how it must be to live without you)
(Would only mean heartbreak for me)
My darling, believe me (Believe me)
For me, there is no one but you
Please love me true
I’m in love with you (Answer my prayer)
Answer my prayer, baby (Answer my prayer)
Say you’ll love me true (Answer my prayer)
Answer my prayer, baby (Answer my prayer)

[Chorus]
(Forever) Forever, (And ever) ever
(You’ll stay in my heart and I will love you) Ever
(Forever) Forever, (And ever) ever
(We never will part, oh, how I love you)
(Together) Together, (Together) together
(That’s how it must be to live without you)
(Would only mean heartbreak for me)
Oh, nobody but me

[Bridge]
My darling, believe me (Believe me)
For me, there is no one but you
Please love me true

[Outro]
This is my prayer (Answer my prayer, baby)
Answer my prayer now, baby (Answer my prayer, baby)
This is my prayer (Answer my prayer, baby)
Answer it right now, baby (Answer my prayer, baby)
Say you’ll love me true (Answer my prayer, baby)
This is my prayer, baby (Answer my prayer, baby)
I’m in love with you (Answer my prayer)

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