Empty Prayers

OK, OK, so first, this isn’t like a personal testimony at this point. I have been here before so this song really speaks to me and somehow makes me think of women who have been jilted by their husbands. Guess coz there is a lot of that going on.

Anyway, it’s a deep song, so enjoy!

THE SONG

THE LYRICS

I tried my best to keep you here 
But it’s hard to hold a shadow 
You said goodbye but I couldn’t hear 
Too busy praying for a miracle 

And you left me on my knees 
You just walked out the door 
You didn’t even have the decency to intervene while I was begging God
For you to love me 

I prayed about us every night 
Boy I know you had to hear me 
You could’ve stopped me then and told the truth 
But instead you pulled the pillow over your head 

And you left me on my knees 
You just walked out the door 
You didn’t even have the decency to intervene while I was begging God
For you to love me 

You should’ve told me it was useless, that I was praying empty prayers 
But you hopped in your car, pulled out your keys 
While you were leaving, I was begging God for you to love me 

And I know that He had something better to do 
Than to sit and listen to a broken-hearted fool 
Could’ve been saving the world from a tragedy 
But instead He was listening to me 
I was asking, begging for a sign
To bring comfort to this lonely heart of mine 
But apparently you’re not what I need 
I guess you walking out was Him answering 

You left me on my knees 
You just walked out the door 
You didn’t even have the decency to intervene while I was begging God
For you to love me 

I tried my best to keep you here 
But it’s hard to hold a shadow

~ Mary J. Blige

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