In these tense times, we could all use more¬†compassion, brotherhood, and understanding.¬†These are acts we are all craving and they’re captured so beautifully in Reba McEntire’s “Pray for Peace.”

It’s a simple but powerful message, and one Reba claims came from divine inspiration.

While Reba is a country legend beyond compare – she’s had more than 90 singles released, many of them hits – she admits that she hasn’t written many songs.

However, “Pray for Peace” is an exception.

“I don’t write a lot,” Reba told Taste of Country.

Reba added:

“But these words came to me. I kept building on this song, and what came from three words turned into the longest time I ever spent on a song.”

“It’s a song that was started two or three years ago while I was out walking,” Reba said. “My front yard is my church. That’s where I talk to God and pray, and I walk and look at the beautiful things He’s created. And so ‘Pray for Peace’ came to my mind. So I started praying for peace. A lot of things were going on at the time around the world that were really disturbing.”

But Reba kept on praying.

“Then a month or two later, I asked, ‘Lord, what do you have in mind for me? What’s my next project?'” she says. “And then He said, ‘Why don’t you pray for peace?”

“And that thought came to my mind, and I said, ‘I’ve been doing that.’ So I kept praying for peace,” Reba said. “Then later, I kept thinking, ‘Pray for peace, pray for peace.’ Then a month or two later, He told me I should record it.”

The song is a message for the ages. Do yourself a favor and give it a listen. Maybe share with friends and family.

And Pray for Peace.

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