The last set comes from "Every Prayer," which features Mary Mary: "There is an answer on the way – My God has done so many great things – Hold on!" Did that come from a particular life event?
Not really. I think I enjoy most the part of my life and music that gives encouragement to people. Gospel music in its definition is good news. The fact is that right now there's a lot of bad news everywhere; you don't have to look real hard for it. You can turn on any news channel right now and hear what's wrong in the world. To be able to say listen, there are people who are praying – who got a bad report from the doctor, mothers who are praying every night hoping their sons don't get shot and comes home alive – a lot of people needing real answers in their lives, finances, relationships. This is just one of those hey, don't give up. Whatever you do, keep hanging on to the fact that God is a good God. He's always been a good God. There's an answer on the way.
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