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The special day for all mothers is here. Considering the noble role they play within the family, it’s just right to dedicate a good song to them. While there are many great songs about mothers and motherhood recorded, I specifically chose to feature Diamond Rio‘s “Mama Don’t Forget to Pray for Me.” It’s not a typical song that describes the great tasks done by mothers. But indirectly, it conveys a message that life becomes easier with the presence of a mother. The theme of this song has a similarity with Conway Twitty’s “Who Will Pray For Me.” In both songs, the narrator is having troubles living his life but with the help of his mother’s prayer, things turn lighter and less difficult for him. Hence, the son clings to his mom’s prayers as these helped him a lot to get by. Certainly, there are a lot of children out there who could easily connect with him. Without a doubt, our mothers are God’s precious gifts to us.
The Song’s Impact on a Child
“Mama Don’t Forget to Pray for Me” was released as the third single from the band’s self-titled debut album in 1991. The song became widely popular both in the US and Canada. It entered the country singles chart’s Top 10 peaking at No. 9. Considering that it’s the band’s choice to record songs with positive messages, it’s not surprising that this single has reached down to the listeners’ hearts. And every now and then, the group has been receiving letters from their fans talking about how their songs touched them. In an interview with Gene Johnson, a member of the band, he shared an instance where the song has impacted a young girl. This particular fan ran away from home and has been away for months. But after hearing the song “Mama Don’t Forget to Pray for Me,” she called her parents up. Accordingly, she got reconnected with her loved ones.
Indeed, songs are powerful. They can influence our moods, behavior, and even our perceptions about things. As we listen to them or sing their lyrics, they make us stop and think for a while.
Listen to Diamond Rio’s “Mama Don’t Forget to Pray for Me” below. If you find the song relatable, dedicate it to your mom on their special day.
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