When I Pray For You

Album: The Shack (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • Shay Mooney and his fiancée Hannah Billingsley welcomed their baby boy Asher James to this world on January 24, 2017. This song was written in anticipation of their son's arrival.

    I talk to God about you
    And I ain't even met you yet
    Everybody's waitin' on you here
    I can't wait to feel your heart beat


    "'When I Pray for You' is one of the most special songs we've ever written," said Dan Smyers. "We sat down with our friends Jon Nite and Justin Ebach and got to talking about Shay's son-to-be. With some good stories (and even a few manly tears), the song wrote itself. It was an emotional day, one of those days that make us remember how blessed we are to be a part of the Nashville songwriting community."
  • The song appears on the soundtrack to the drama movie The Shack, and the video features footage from the film.

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