"Makes Me Wanna Pray" as written by Christina Aguilera, Rich Harrison, Kara E. Dioguardi and Y ....
He-hey, he-hey, oh
Oh yeah
Well, all right
He-hey

What is this feeling coming over me?
I'm taken back in disbelief
Is this really me, ha, in the mirror I see
Staring back at me?
Could it be? A new reflection of a woman complete

All of a sudden I'm so carefree (well, all right)
'Cause love is doing something strange to me (well, all right)
Got a new flame, ha, haven't been the same
Something in me's changed, rearranged
And I feel that I've been saved

You got me feeling like you're that something I've been missing
Everything's heaven 'cause life with you has been a blessing

(Oh-oh, oh-oh)
I got it bad in a serious way, oh yeah
(Oh-oh, oh-oh)
Your love has brought me to a higher place, oh yeah
(Who knew, who knew)
It'd be you to restore my faith?
Everyday, I'm amazed
And it makes me wanna get down and pray
Makes me wanna get down and pray
Said, it makes me wanna get down and pray
Yeah, hey

I've kept some company I shouldn't have (well, all right)
Made some mistakes, but that's in the past (well, all right)
I'm professing here to you
Proof that I am through

I'm coming clean
Now I can breathe
And I finally believe, yeah

You got me thinking I'll be all right, and you're the reason
Oh, I can feel it: we're moving in a new direction

(Oh-oh, oh-oh)
I got it bad in a serious way, oh yeah
(Oh-oh, oh-oh)
Your love has brought me into a higher place, oh yeah
(Who knew, who knew)
It'd be you to restore my faith?
Everyday, I'm amazed
And it makes me wanna get down and pray
Makes me wanna get down and pray
Said, it makes me wanna get down and pray
Makes me wanna get down and pray
Makes me wanna get down and pray

Oh
Where would I be, where would I be
Without you by my side?
Where would I be, where would I be
Without you standing by?

Makes me wanna (pray)
Makes me need to (pray)
When I'm feeling low and all alone
You're the light in my day, yeah

(Oh-oh, oh-oh)
I got it bad in a serious way, oh yeah
(Oh-oh, oh-oh)
Your love has brought me into a higher place, oh yeah
(Who knew, who knew)
It'd be you to restore my faith?
Everyday, I'm amazed
'Cause it makes me wanna get down and pray
'Cause it makes me wanna get down and pray
Makes me wanna get down and pray

Woo, thank you father!

Wanna lift my hands up and pray
'Cause every time I'm hearing your name
Wanna reach out and rejoice
Sound of your voice, yeah

Hey, yeah
All right
That's it


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"Makes Me Wanna Pray" as written by Christina Aguilera Rich Harrison

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    General CommentGreat song, I love the vocal arrangements, anyways..
    I think that Christina is trying to say that she lost her faith but just to see what a great man she found makes her want to pray...maybe thanking God for such a good guy....
    Alaninaon December 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think its cool how a long time ago she said:

    Who is that girl I see
    Staring strait back at me?
    When will my reflection show who I am
    Inside?

    Now she says:

    Is this really me, ha! in the mirror I see?
    Staring back at me:
    Could it be? A new reflection of a woman complete

    It makes you feel so happy for her! her new CD is amazing, Im so glad she found love for herself, it sounds like it has really pulled her out of her rut. This genre of music is perfect for her.
    coolnuts5on January 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is defeinetly to Jordan...
    A__92on February 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song, and the funky gospel-ish feel it has got to it, makes it very catchy!
    As for the meaning, I don't think it is about Christina having lost her faith. The line "Who knew? Who knew? It'd be you to restore my faith..." I think rather indicates that she has regained her faith. To be honest, I don't know much about Christina's personal beliefs. However, while this song might be using religious images to illustrate the love she feels for the man in her life, I think it has a double meaning: Her boyfriend/husband (I don't know) has made her more secure of the fact that there is a greater good, and God has given her the chance to meet this man and let them fall in love. So, my interpretation is that it's both a lovesong to God and her boyfriend.
    waterandsandon April 25, 2010   Link

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