Pray (Rebecca St. James album)

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Pray
Studio album by Rebecca St. James
Released October 20, 1998
Genre CCM, pop rock
Length 60:04
Label ForeFront Records
Producer Tedd T.
Rebecca St. James chronology
Christmas
(1997)
Pray
(1998)
Transform
(2000)
Singles from Pray
  1. "Pray"
    Released: 1998
  2. "Omega"
    Released: 1999
  3. "I'll Carry You"
    Released: 1999
  4. "Peace"
    Released: 1999
  5. "Give Myself Away"
    Released: 1999
  6. "OK"
    Released: 1999
  7. "Come Quickly Lord"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 3.5/5 stars[2]

Pray is the fifth studio album from Christian pop and rock artist Rebecca St. James. It was released on October 20, 1998 by ForeFront Records and was certified Gold by the RIAA in September 2006.[3] The album won a Grammy Award for Rock Gospel Album of the Year, St. James's only Grammy so far. The album was produced by Tedd T.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Pray"   Rebecca St. James, Quinlan, Tedd T. 4:28
2. "OK"   St. James, Becca Boucher, Butterfly Boucher, Joshua Thompson 4:37
3. "Give Myself Away"   St. James, Paul A. Claegnes, Peter Morgan 3:48
4. "Hold Me Jesus"   Rich Mullins 5:04
5. "I'll Carry You"   St. James, T. 4:41
6. "Come Quickly Lord"   St. James, Daniel Smallbone 4:29
7. "Peace"   St. James, T. 5:50
8. "Mirror"   St. James, T. 4:35
9. "Lord You're Beautiful"   Keith Green 6:07
10. "Love To Love You"   St. James, Quinlan, T. 5:01
11. "Omega" (with hidden track "Be Thou My Vision") St. James, T. 11:19

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1998 Top Heatseekers 5
The Billboard 200 168
Top Contemporary Christian 5

Singles - CCM Magazine (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1998 "Mirror" Christian Radio–Adult Contemporary 24
"Pray" 2
1999 "Peace" 3

Radio success[edit]

In the United States the lead single "Pray" did well on the Christian Charts, while "Omega (Radio Remix)" also got good radio airplay. The song "Peace" did extremely well and is still heard on Christian Radio, ten years later in 2008. In the UK, "Pray", "I'll Carry You" and "Peace" all landed in the Top 100 Songs of 1999, while in Australia "Peace", "Give Myself Away", "Pray" and "OK" all made the Top 100 Songs of 1999. In 2000 "Omega" and "Come Quickly Lord" both landed in the Top 100 Songs of 2000 in Australia. Though never released as a single the song "Mirror" has become a major fan favorite.

Compilation Contributions[edit]

  • WoW 1999... "Pray (Radio Edit)"
  • WoW 2000... "Omega (Radio Remix)"
  • Left Behind: The Movie Soundtrack... "Come Quickly Lord"
  • Power Jams... "I'll Carry You (Remix)"
  • Listen:Louder... "Omega (Remix)"
  • Wait For Me: The Best From Rebecca St. James... "Pray" and "Mirror"
  • Rebecca St. James: The Ultimate Collection... "Pray" and "Mirror"
  • Rebecca St. James: The Greatest Hits... "Pray" and "Mirror"

No Secrets VHS/"Yes, I Believe In God" Single[edit]

In 1999, Rebecca released a VHS to go with the Pray album. It was entitled No Secrets and it featured interviews with herself, her family and some of her friends and fellow recording artists, plus the "Pray" Music Video. For a limited time the VHS came with a Yes, I Believe In God Single with 3 tracks:

  1. Yes, I Believe in God
  2. Omega Radio Remix
  3. Pray Remix

References[edit]