The lyrics were divinely inspired. "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, McEntire told Taste of Country
. "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."
"Then a month or two later, I asked, 'Lord, what do you have in mind for me? What's my next project?'" she added. "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. Then later, I kept thinking, 'Pray for peace, pray for peace.' Then a month or two later, He told me I should record it."