"What If His PeoplePrayed" as written by John Mark Hall and Steven Curtis Chapman....
What if the armies of the Lord
Picked up and dusted off their swords
Vowed to set the captives free
And not let Satan have one more

What if the church, for heaven's sake
Finally stepped up to the plate
Took a stand upon God's promise
And stormed hell's rusty gates

What if His people prayed
And those who bear His name
Would humbly seek His face
And turn from their own way

And what would happen if we prayed
For those raised up to lead the way
Then maybe kids in school could pray
And unborn children see light of day

What if the life that we pursue
Came from a hunger for the truth
What if the family turned to Jesus
Stopped asking Oprah what to do

He said that they would hear
His promise has been made
He'll answer loud and clear
If only we would pray

If My people called by My name
If they'll humble themselves and pray
If My people called by My name
If they'll humble themselves and pray

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"What If His People Prayed" as written by Steven Curtis Chapman John Mark Hall


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    General CommentThis song is so awesome. Telling how we should turn to God. The line that says " stopped asking Opera what to do" is funny and so true. We need to turn our problems up to God.
    swimmer9807on October 14, 2004   Link
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    General Comment2 Chronicles 7:14
    "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."

    This song causes me to wonder why (a) we don't take His promises seriously and (b) we don't pray as though we believe He's listening...

    Great song. Very challenging.
    emaltiaon January 28, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"And unborn children see the light of day" is about abortion, I think.. And I agree with swimmer9807 about the Operah line. Couldn't have said it better myself.
    LilSpiceGirlon November 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentpeople in this world definitely need to stop asking Oprah what to do...and turn to God instead! In Mark Hall's new book "Lifestories" (which i recommend everyone to read...simply awesome)...Mark tells about a time when he was watching Oprah, and in the same show she was fussing about how we should stop hurting lab rats, and said that abortion is fine. She cares so much about the lab rats, and so little about children...thats a little backwards. there is also a quote simlilar in "While You Were Sleeping" that says..."while we're sung to sleep by philosophys that save the trees and kill the children"...so yeah...castings crowns are awesome...they dont sugar coat anything...they tell ya like it is!
    churchupunk1313on September 24, 2006   Link

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