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SANCTUS REAL'S SONG "PRAY" FEATURED IN
2013 NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER CAMPAIGN




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NEWS SOURCE: Merge PR
April 30, 2013

30 April 2013 - Nashville, Tenn - It has been announced that GRAMMY-nominated and Dove award-winning band Sanctus Real is featured in this year's National Day of Prayer campaign with their single "Pray," a song from their latest project Run (Sparrow Records). The song is currently being used to further promote The 2013 National Day of Prayer, which is this Thursday, May 2nd.

Explaining the message behind "Pray," Sanctus Real's Matt Hammitt recently shared, "We wrote the song 'Pray' because these are anxious times and the awareness that we're just one thumb tap away from another shocking headline can be stressful. Sometimes it's not world news that leaves me anxious, but parts of my own little world that seem to be falling apart. The pressure of holding it all together is daunting when I get to thinking it's on my own shoulders. Sometimes I find myself tossing my hands up in the air and asking in an exasperated tone, 'What in the world is going on?'"

Hammitt continues, "Every public headline and personal challenge is a reminder, as well as a call, not to lift our hands in despair but rather to continue lifting our hands and voices in prayer. We are longing to see a move of God in our nation, amongst its people and leaders, and we are excited to partner with National Day of Prayer in an effort to urge and inspire people to pray. Will you answer the call?"

"Pray" was written by Hammitt along with fellow band member Chris Rohman and Sanctus Real's producer Chris Stevens. "Pray" is also currently a free song download from the National Day of Prayer Task Force and can be found by clicking here. To participate in a National Day of Prayer event your area, please visit nationaldayofprayer.org.

Additionally, a list of videos from the members of Sanctus Real promoting the National Day of Prayer is now available. There is a video already posted of the band sharing about the importance of prayer and in the days to follow, a video from each of the four band members talking about prayer will post. You can view the videos now right here:

Importance of Prayer series:
Full band
Matt Hammitt
Mark Graalman
Pete Prevost
Chris Rohman

Other videos from Sanctus Real:
For further information, please visit:
SanctusReal.com



ďPRAYĒ
I bow my head to pray, I donít know what to say
Iím not sure how to fix the things Iím dealing with
Iím in a desperate place, I need to share the weight
But I just donít know how to let it all pour out
And though Iím silent, my heart is crying Ďcause I was made to come to You
SO I PRAY GOD, I NEED YOU MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY
RIGHT HERE IN THIS MOMENT YOU KNOW MY HEART
YOU KNOW MY NEED YOU KNOW EVERY PART OF ME
SO EVEN IF ITíS JUST TO SPEAK YOUR NAME IíM GONNA PRAY
Iíve failed to find the time, but Youíve been calling out
I let the days go by as if I could live without
But itís gotta be here and now I wonít be pulled away Ďcause itís just You and I
So let the world around us fade
Father, will You meet me here right now
Father, I surrender, lay it down
Father, and every time I close my eyes
I know that I was made to lift my hands and pray
I lift my hands and pray You know my heart
You know my need You know every single part of me
More than words You want my life
Take it as an offering
Written by Matt Hammitt, Chris Rohman, and Christopher Stevens
© 2013 Birdwing Music / Toledo Tomorrow Music / 1012 Rosedale Music (ASCAP) / Meaux Mercy / Chriscendo Music (BMI) (Admin. at EMICMGPublishing.com)

About Sanctus Real
Over their stellar 16-year career, Sanctus Real has received critical acclaim as a Christian rock and alternative CCM band. The success of their albums landed Sanctus Real eight No. 1 singles and seven Top 5 radio singles. To date, the band's total digital track sales exceed one million. Sanctus Real earned two GRAMMY-Nominations, including 2009 Best Rock Gospel Album for We Need Each Other and 2010 Best Contemporary/Pop Gospel Album for Pieces of a Real Heart. Since 2004, Sanctus Real has been nominated for eight Dove Awards and won Modern Rock Album of the Year for Fight the Tide in 2005. Sanctus Real was named R&R magazine's most played CHR radio Christian artist of 2006 and Billboard's No. 4 most played Christian band of 2010. Sanctus Real has toured alongside notable artists such as Tobymac, Casting Crowns, Third Day, MercyMe, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Skillet.

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