Randy Travis - When Mama Prayed Lyrics




Daddy never went to church on Sunday
He said that's one thing I'll never do
But mama never gave up she said one day
He'll be sitting here beside of me and you
I can still hear mama softly talking
With her tears falling on her folded hands
So that Easter Sunday Daddy walked in
That's when I began to understand

When mama prayed, good things happen
When mama prayed, lives were changed
Not much more than five foot tall
But mountains big and small crumbled all away
When mama prayed

Seventeen and wild I hit the bottle
Doing anything I dang well please
Burning down life's highway at full throttle
While mama burned a candle on her knees
Then one night I came home half sober
I saw mama kneeling in the den
As I listened she and Jesus talked it over
And I knew my restless days were 'bout to end

When mama prayed, good things happen
When mama prayed, lives were changed
Not much more than five foot tall
But mountains big and small crumbled all away
When mama prayed

It isn't like every one of them got answered
But the times they weren't it seems to me were rare
You almost felt sorry for the devil
'Cause heaven knows he didn't have a prayer
When mama prayed

Not much more than five foot tall
But mountains big and small crumbled all away
When mama prayed
They crumbled all away
When mama prayed





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  1. Ethan Reynolds

    I HOPE OTHERS SEE ME AS A TRUE CHRISTIAN WHEN THEY SEE ME.

  2. Ethan Reynolds

    MY PARENTS ARE WHO I HONOR AND NO ONE ELSE AND I WORSHIP JESUS SO BE MY FRIENDS AND WE WILL TALK LATER BECAUSE JESUS LOVES EVERYBODY FOREVER.

  3. Rebecca Murphy

    what a beautiful song

  4. Angelo Nunes

    This song is my mom when she was on fire for God.

  5. Connie Bishop

    Also when Nana prayed.

  6. William Brown

    From Perry county KY coal mine and moonshine country... Randy we up here on what we call Misty mountain pray for you and your family that you will get better my brother.. after a hard week of work! Me and my kin sit around the bonfire and play good music in your name.... God speed to you and your family Sir!!!..... this weekend I'll have a toast of some of the best moonshine in the country in your honor..

  7. Jennifer Loving

    Makes me think of my mom.

  8. Mike Hammond

    Beautiful song and great message

  9. Nunya Bees

    I've never heard this before. Fabulous song!!

  10. TheunknownPulse

    This song reminds me of my momma because she loves god and loves to share his works my dad has never went to church on sudays but she prayed and he said we will all go and now i know GOD IS A WAYMAKER!!!!----

  11. Illecia Joe

    Thank God for mothers pray. 2019

  12. Grace Slade

    This song is so sweet 😁

  13. Cindy Bean

    we need more mamas and papas praying, the world could be changed.

  14. natalie carfagno

    thank You for this beautiful song.  Its true when mothers pray for her children

  15. Dylan Davis

    This is the gospel this is how I tell it were its simple and easy to understand. Have you ever told a lie?, For all have sinned and fallen short of the gory of God, (Roman's 3:23) because of your sin you are condemned hell separation from God out of his presence so what do have to do you have to rid of your sin, you can't save yourself. So you realize that your a sinner and realize because of your sin you are condemned hell. So what you good to heaven? Well you have to get saved. Getting saved is getting born again (john3:7) your parents gave you a free gift of phyisal life they paid the Bill's did all the work, in Gods family you can get a free gift of enertal life by believing in Jesus Christ, Gid made a way for you to go to heaven by Jesus Christ he came down as God in the flesh and lived a sinless prefict life and died a horrible death on the cross in your place and was put in a tomb and Rose again from the dead 3 days later. All the sins of the world were put on Jesus, so Jesus Christ was a substute for your sin. In Acts 16:30-31 the philippian jailer asked pual and sila..sir what must I do to be saved and they said Believe on the lord Jesus Christ and shalt be saved.. So simply believe Jesus Christ bore your sin on the cross, died for you, was buried and whom God resurrected from the dead so the beilever can claim everlasting life and recieve Jesus Christ as his savior. Now God commanded all men everywhere to Repent (Acts17:30) this repentance is a change of mind that agrees with God that one is a sinner and agrees with what Jesus did for us on the cross. If you realize that you are a sinner theres are no magic prayers to get to heaven but pray a prayer like this Oh God I no that I am a sinner. I believe Jesus was my substitute on the cross I believe his blood, death, burial and resurrection were for me. I now receive his as my savior I thank you for the forgiveness of my sins, the gift of salvation and everlasting life, because of your merciful grace. Amen
    Now....

    Pray- you talk to God
    Read your bible- God talks to you
    Witness- talk for God
    Join a bible believing church and you should get babtized to show the public your saved commanded by Jesus Christ and get a kjv bibleA, B, C

    A- Realize that you are a sinner
    Condemned hell
    Repent- agree with God that one is a sinner and agree with Gid wi th h God on what Jesus did on th he cross f ru om us it's a change of mind from darkness to light in Jesus

    B- Belive Jesus Christ was a substitute on the cross died in your place and ross again from the dead.

    C- confess it to God and ask Jesus to save you.And when you plant a seed in the dirt the dirt is 100% stupid it doesn't know how to grow a tree but the seed will grow a tree by if self if you let it or a whole forest, when I got saved Jesus will plant a seed in your heart and if you let him he will come in a change your life completely if you let the seed grow.Just like when you water a seed that water is Gods word read the bible every day and it will change into a whole new person

  16. verittt2006

    I quote brandon lee from the movie the crow, "Mother is the name for god on the lips & hearts of all the children" :) song makes sense now :D

  17. Patrick Oyaro

    When mama prays great things happen

  18. kwame ZION

    God bless those lost mothers!!!!

  19. Daniel stinger Deku

    THANK YOU LORD FOR OUR MOTHERS.

  20. Teresa McClanahan

    Love this & Randy Travis! ♥️😘🎶 Sounds just like my Precious Mother, she continually prays for us all. God Bless you my Precious Mommy, I Love you with all my Heart ♥️😘🌹
    Thanks so much for sharing this Beautiful song 😊

  21. lil mamab

    This never gets old

  22. tony barbuto

    I miss my mom so much

  23. Sally Jace

    Awesome

  24. Diana Messam

    Devine anointing rest on you Randy .
    Love you.

  25. kenny cross

    i love you mom and though your gone i thank you for making me the man i am

  26. Shirlette Elliott

    Miss my mom so much

  27. Angie Wheatley

    One of my childhood memories is my mother praying with her rosary in her hand at night and sometimes she would be so tired, she would fall asleep, sitting leaning against the cupboard. My father would come and tell her to go to bed. It must be because of her prayers that all of us, her eight children turned out well .

  28. mercyandgrace 30

    This song reminds me of my dad's mom who is now with the Lord.

  29. David Roossien

    I've finally have come back to christ after a long absence and I feel the love of god within me and my depression is suddenly gone praise jesus it's a miracle.

  30. Ammiel Casey

    My Mom also does pray for me and my family. She prays for others too.

  31. Amadeu Oliveira

    I've liked so much. Hashem bless you ever. Shalom from Brazil !!!!

  32. Peculiar Girl

    Thank you God ❤️

  33. William & Fannie

    Dedicated to all mothers.

  34. George Robertson

    When this song started my Mom from heaven above along sideGod my prayers were answered.

  35. Priscilla Ireland

    Thank God for Randy Travis "Lord Bless This Man" A Beautiful Gifted Voice you gave him for your Purpose...

  36. Terriann Arnold

    Powerful and deep song I love it so much, this song means a lot to me.

  37. Favio Salgado

    Praise God. When mama prayed. I give God thanks for so beautiful mother

  38. Billy Clopton

    MY MOTHER HATES ME!!! FUCK THIS SONG AND FUCK RANDY TRAVIS!!!

  39. Verne F Cochrane

    what will become of us

  40. Kelly Hughart

    I first heard this song on the final episode of Touched By An Angel when it aired back in 2003. I remember thinking, "Wow! What a beautiful song!" And I love Randy Travis' voice.

    I grew up in the 80's, and Randy Travis is one of my favorite singers. This song is a tear-jerker. Whenever I hear it, it just grabs my heart and doesn't let go.

    Randy Travis, thank you for recording this beautiful song. Thank you for being the devout, Christian man that you are. I pray that Jesus will heal you of everything you're going through with your health. You are loved by so many! I know a lot of prayers are being said for you. As long as you put Christ first, you can't go wrong.

  41. glynna schmehl

    I have a history of alcohol abuse in my medical records. I don't even feel like that's accurate.

  42. Jennie Anderson

    I might have only been 5’tall ,but realized you don’t have to be a giant... just leave it ALL to God and keep up the prayers...🙏✨

  43. Herma Husain

    I love this song its very touching I remember my mom praying for her childrenm when I was young it make me cry . Today I am praying for my two beautiful daughters and their familywhen ma pray good thing happen. true

  44. Mike Laxton

    Bad bad Leroy Rowan

  45. Ammiel Casey

    Very inspiring

  46. Astride Joseph

    A mother's prayer is more powerful than any weapons from the devil. Praise God for that song.

  47. Mary Micglire

    GOD BLESS ALL

  48. jhadley1965

    This is a powerful song. The power of prayer is so essential to myself and my family. Thank you Randy, beautiful song.

  49. ALEJANDRO GONZALEZ RODRIGUEZ

    Mi madre oró y siguió orando asta atraer el último de su familia y no para sus plegaria sigue aun por los nietos

  50. Asmara bela

    Since I don't have my mom in this earth anymore can any mother pray for me please I want to see God's glory in my life, super natural blessings and inner healing.

  51. Lisa Butler

    Ty! My Fav. Song by Randy Travis. =)

  52. Antony Silva

    só posso dizer: obrigado Deus.

  53. Nikia Johnson

    First time hearing this song, bought tears to my eyes in a good way cause it reminded me of how hard my Big Mama use to pray. Thanks Mr. Travis for blessing my soul with this song an I pray that God restores your health back unto you. Amen 😇🙌🙏💝

  54. Angelle Justice

    i have three grown children ,and this Mama prays everyday for my kids..I love God with all my ❤,don't even begin to know where i would be without him..

  55. claudia smith

    praying without ceasing...

    Sister Denise Clark

    claudia smith. ❤😘AMEN ME TOO & HALLELUJAH TO YOU😘❤
    #PastorsThatSaveLives

  56. claudia smith

    RISE AND SHINE

  57. cralix thegameking

    I'm going to try and keep this as anonymous as possible for the people involved

    cralix thegameking

    This song makes me think of the things I did with my ex last year while we were dating as my restless days my mother knew about it I know she did and my dad chewed me out for it she just talked to me about it the girl I was with I loved dearly but there weren't many boundaries between us if you know what I mean there were less things that were off limits then there should have been I am still a virgin and she is too and she had told me that she could control herself if I said to wait but if I went for it she would too so I never did go for it we still did some questionable things though and I know my mother prayed about it now I'm with a girl we just finished one month together and she is a very good Christian I did my best to bring the first girl closer to Christ and I hope I did but in turn I know she drove me farther away I have a friend that I think could bring her much closer without falling away so I got them together and they are with each other now I have a good feeling that they will make it and I know the girl I am with will bring me back and closer to god than I have ever been before I am very thankful for my mother who prayed for me so many times I was lost in lust and my mother prayed for me now I am with a very strong spirited girl and I think god for that now I listen to this song and think about what my mom did for me and every time I do so I cry there is no song that can explain a mothers love better than this one

  58. BUBBA MCLENDON

    I do believe that cause when my heart feels like a storm has came and gone I know.Shes gone now but I've got the next best thing my Wife.

  59. Dave Hickel

    Thanks Mom

  60. Jackie Stubblefield

    love this song

  61. courtney walters

    love this song, I hope God will keep Mrs Randy Travis safe. God bless us all

  62. Earl Garcia

    Glad to read the positive comments about Randy. Good to see a no judgment zone. He needs our prayers and not our criticism.

  63. Billy Odell

    awesome

  64. YoungDreCeo Official

    god will be back

    Chuck Martin

    God has not departed, we have.

  65. Andry Vydysh

    Mama hold umbreller to protect us from winds to be gone

  66. Nathan Payette

    yeah when mama played thing do happen

  67. Mac Mimshak

    As I listen, she and Jesus talked it over......when mama prayed great things happened.

  68. Janie Aldis

    When mine did things happen too ,still miss her

  69. Alex Penev

    great song

  70. Juana Villarreal

    I don't know what if it's from the soul or from your health but I know their is a God so powerful that has returned lost sheep's prodigious sons and lost souls jeremia 33 3 claim to the Lord he will respond ever sinces I was young I loved your voice and no matter what is going on in your life just grab your self to the Lord I am 42 and when people pointed at me and said things that we're hurtful and said I had no chance the Lord in his mercy looked at me without deserving it he healed me lifted me up and he still is working but now I know I have him to back me up please read salmos 23 salmos 27 salmos 91 everyday you are a blessing don't listen to the voice of the enemy if you have opened your heart to Jesus and realized your a sinner and repented from them ask his help and fight with his promises if you fall ask him to pick you up as many times but don't stay their

  71. Michelle Martin

    awesome song Randy !

    courtney walters

    love this song

  72. Southern Girl

    This beautiful song was written by Rory Feek (half of the country duo, Joey+Rory) and his friend Paul Overstreet!

    Casey Jason

    They might've wrote it but they don't get the credit.... I know because I'm a song writer..

    Sharon Rogers

    Thank you for the information. Two of my all-time favorite writers!!!

    Sharon Rogers

    Casey Jason I write, too, but I didn't know that. I love Mr. Travis, Mr. Overstreet and Mr. Feek. The main thing is a beautiful song that touched people was heard, but I do like to see the real writers get their royalties . . .

  73. Taylor Saunders

    I luv this 😍😚

  74. Eric Mason

    reminds me of a singer I know

  75. Huntsville Danielle Ramirez-Diakun

    Randy we continue to pray for your complete recovery.  I asked a friend to sing this wonderful song at a special church event.  It brought tears to the men as well as the moms that were present. The Holy Spirit anointed that meeting.. Bless you Randy  Diana and John

  76. NATUR UND HUND -

    NICE SONG ...

  77. opie1956

    Great song! Hello type in "Ron Howard Palace" listen to Opie sing "Lady" and "Reason to Believe". Get well Randy we miss you!

  78. Queenie Miller

    o Yes randy when are mama pray al Good happen and no one sing it like u randy may god always be with u I love al of your music thank u so much u will see your Jesus one.day amen

  79. Mary Peacock

    It's 12 years ago this month that my mama has been with jesus and the angels. This song makes me smile because this was my mama! I hope I am half the woman she was. 😿

  80. ibukun muyide

    this is real, great song

  81. Swati Sheth

    Loved the song and the lyrics

  82. Mike Ward

    2016 has been bad! Just Please leave randy for us 😪

    Fatima Amaral

    The Lord has made a miraculous recovery in Randy Life. praise our Lord

    Paul Tooker

    Mike Ward Paul tooker

  83. Dawn Conn

    when mama prayes things do happen amen

  84. Dawn Conn

    when mama prayes things do happen amen

  85. Tamera Tivis

    Love this song. Going to be singing it at Cowboy Church in 10 days LOVE IT!

  86. joyette bruno

    my favorite country music artist

  87. Honestone

    never stop praying for ourselves and others , light and love to all.

  88. Sheila Dorcas

    DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT U SIR BUT LOVE YOUR VOICE.HOPE U HEAL REALLY GOOD.AND I PRAY FOR YOU.LOVE AND PRAYERS.SHEILA DORCAS/i live in canada and have grown to love your songs in last few yrs.when i heard u were not well my heart melted in two.live on in JESUS NAME.HUGS!

  89. sonnyphil togno

    Randy u make my day after listening to ua music every morning.How i Wish that i,ll watch u perform live 1 day.May u live long

  90. Shiela Smith

    Love this song & Will Pray 4 him Always!

  91. Cats with Firecrackers

    Having someone to never give hope by praying.  Is a warrior on their knees bowed before God.

  92. murray martin

    Praise God

  93. Robin Ballard

    Nothing like a good home when your MaMa prayed

  94. Gilbert Cadena

    I pray everything is good with Randy, we need to lift him up in prayer whenever we think of him!

    John woi

    Mama is all that we have thanks Jesus

  95. Michelle Sine

    BEAUTIFUL SONG IT ALSO REMINDS ME OFMY GRANDMOTHER SHE PASSED AWAY LAST YEA OCT 3 2014 AND ITS STIL HURTS ME SHE SAID TWO REQUESTS AT HE FUNERAL GO TO CHURCH AND BE CLOSE WITH THE FAMILY! I WILL TRY AS HARD ASI CAN !!!

  96. Deaitra Jones

    Thank you God... This is a musical testimony within itself...

  97. Anita Jaquemet

    Y es pray. Every day...it
    .... Will ..keep. You. Closer. Tout. God. Read tthe. Bible,, it,,will,,keep,,you,,,un,,is,,,,peace,


  98. TRISH CASSIDY

    IF IT WEREN'T FOR PRAYING, AND LEARNING OF GOD FROM MY MOTHER AND HER MOTHER, I WOULD BE NOTHING. GOD IS MY LORD AND MY SALVATION! THANK'S RANDY. P.S! WE HAVE THE SAME BIRTHDAY, SO I NAMED MY SON RANDYTRAVIS AFTER YOU, HE IS 17. GOD BE WITH YOU.