I was rocking Lucas this afternoon as Ava and Nate played with various toys around me and suddenly I became aware of the song Ava was singing. I heard a faint, "da da da da..standin' in the need of prayer...da da da da...standin' in the need of prayer." My ears perked, and so did my curiosity. I listened carefully. "Da da da da...it's me oh Lord, standin' in the need of prayer. Not my sister not my brother but it's me oh Lord, standin' in the need of prayer," sung perfectly in tune. Had I been somehow transported, unaware, to a gospel meeting? How in the world does Ava know this song? So I asked her. And she told me it was on the CD we had listened to that morning, many hours earlier. It was? I didn't remember it. It was the first time we had ever listened to this particular CD. I got up and checked the jewel case and sure enough in clear letters next to #17 was "Standing in the Need of Prayer."
This is a new set of 3 CDs by the way, that are so awesome. 102 Bible Songs. There are about 33 or so songs on each CD. What I really like is that along with the usual children's songs there are hymns (sung by children and jazzed up with music). I ordered it from Current Catalog (of all places) but you can check the website of the company that makes it: Twin Sisters Productions. They have other types of music for kids there also. I am wary of buying children's music because sometimes the quality is so low. Poor singing and lousy electronic music. This CD set is really good quality and the range of songs is impressive.