Big & Rich - That's Why I Pray Lyrics

Oh oh oh oh, oh oh, yeah

Man on the TV's gone insane, everybody's just laughing
People 'cross the world holding on
The earth caved in, the ocean came down crashing
My neighbor lost his house 'cause he can't find a job
Don't you dare pledge allegiance, don't you dare speak of God
Speak of God
Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!

Now I'm begging for forgiveness
I wanna make a difference even in the smallest way
I'm only one person, but I can feel it working
I believe in better days
That's why I pray

Some stupid video posted as a joke, somebody's life gets ruined
Out of everything we can create
Where is the cure to keep the sick from losing
Babies having babies 'cause their parents are always gone
Somehow we have forgotten how to make a house a home
How to make a house a home
Oh! Oh! Yeah! Yeah!

I'm begging for forgiveness, I wanna make a difference
Even in the smallest way
I'm only one person, but I can feel it working
I believe in better days
That's why I pray, yeah
That's why I pray, yeah

These demons from my past haunt me every night
And I just can't get through it
If I could forget them on my own, I'll let go and just move on
But heaven knows I am only human

And that's why I pray, yeah yeah
That's why I pray, I pray, I pray, I pray

Yes I'm begging for forgiveness (I'm begging for forgiveness)
I just wanna make a difference (Just wanna make a difference)
I believe (I believe) in better days
That's why I pray

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Big & Rich That's Why I Pray Comments
  1. victoria Fleming


  2. Brianna Zimmerman

    This song came out when i was going through the most toughest time of my life and it made me feel strong

  3. Susan Lilian

    God wants us all to be His, that’s why I pray! He is love, Joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness and self control. Who wouldn’t want a father with those characteristics. I’m only human, that’s why I pray yea, yea, that’s why I pray!

  4. Susan Lilian

    Ya, I belief in better days too! Faith to faith, glory to glory! That’s why I pray! Great message!

  5. Arthur Comeau

    Big Kenny , Thanks brother. I'm in Brazil on a mission trip. i so needed this today. Pastor Arthur Comeau Wood of the Cross Ministry...... Pray for us as we try to make a difference....

  6. Joshua Meeks

    this song needs to be played on the radio again

  7. VB VH

    Whos's watching 2019?

  8. zach lor

    Every time these two sing, it always amazes me how they always seem to sing in sync

  9. CorsairWWII

    This song came out in 2012 but has become more relevant in the last few years. This song is so true and I love it. It's a shame it really is that this world is going to shit. But we can do what this song suggests. Thanks B&R for a great song.

  10. Becky Hoyt

    These demons from my past haunt me every night, AMEN. Brother! And I do believe in better days. Thank you for this song.

  11. Andrea Hestand

    I do pray. I pray for everything. God is worth it. Even though it's Easter weekend. We are going to worship God. It's because Jesus came back to life for his ressurection and he was teaching us how to love and to pray. Those were the reason to live. We all should love one another. Even though we are have lives to live. There is faith and hope. Love and dying. All we have to do is pray. Keep praying everyone. Pray for everything that we do live for. I will keep on praying.

  12. GFM Productions

    I’m getting kind of like a “Eagles” vibe...or is it just me

  13. Beverly Cain

    I do Believe in better Spirits & Days

  14. witch woman

    the very best they ever did!!!!!!

  15. J MAN 34

    You fellas are so damn underrated! Keep it up guys...

  16. Robin Clarke

    We could all wish to be BIG and RICH let's just be of GOD
    Robin Clarke

  17. Chris Vesy

    What a beautiful song! Your voices harmonize perfectly...Thank you!!😎

  18. charles smith

    hi, i pray one day i will see my sons, i served m country for 20 years. I have not seen my sons in 19 years. I paid child support for 20 years, I paid for their MOTHERS college to get her DR.DEGREE. i HAVE missed them. There was no time i could see them for their mothers lies and her family lies. and USN not allowed to go on leave to see them. I hurt everyday.

  19. TUANS youngs

    I'm still listening 15-2018

  20. David F


  21. Shannon Burn in hell

    Hoppacrit. Big. And. Rich

  22. Shannon Burn in hell

    Espeshaly. John. Rich

  23. Shannon Burn in hell

    Big. And. Rich. Are. Hipacrits.

  24. Erin Melton

    I pray for World Peace

  25. Scott davids


  26. Dating Disabled-org

    Beautiful song! Keep fighting the good fight! God bless you!

  27. 306161958

    2018 still only 2million views???? The truth doesn't make views or money.

  28. Carl tucker jr.

    thumb up brothers my respect

  29. Kevin McDonald

    He Love Couture on MacArthu

  30. Nick Jaramillo

    This Song Hits your. Soul ESPECIALLY with our current Times, School shootings, gun violence, Suicides, CYBER bullying, The left trying to Block Prayers in Public or school. Sports or events, etc. AS A. STRONG BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN BELIEVER THATS WHY I ALWAYS PRAY!!!!! THE APOSTLE Paul said, Worry about nothing , And I Pray about , everything I Believe. In the power of Jesus Name

  31. Nancy Porter

    Every time I hear this song it reminds me how humble I am to be where I'm in life. To know in the back of my mind there's people who are worst off nationwide. Whether it could be helped or not is irrelevant. Be blessed with the things you have. Amen x

  32. Darlene Francis

    Still love this song. Never gets old. Love Big and Rich.

  33. Ibrahim Gaad

    This song is the best of Big&Rich we all need better days in our life.

  34. Nick Jaramillo

    This song has a beautiful gospel Message that. Grips your Soul Thank you lord Jesus for saving me and being my Ssvior i praise your holy Name, there's POWER 🔋 in the Name of Jesus!!!!

  35. Shannon Burn in hell

    Wow anouther. Yawner. Big. And. Rich. Sure. Like. To. People. To. Sleep

  36. Mark

    Am I the only Atheists who loves this song. Agree can play 24/7, two great guys.

  37. Greg Hammond

    I found a never work horse good luck to her with me opening up to her I don't know how to be real!

  38. Sonja

    Love this song 😇 !

  39. Sonja

    Awesomeness. Song !!! 😇

  40. Wendy Ferenbaugh

    Everyone should listen to this song

  41. valleygirlknits

    I can't believe that this doesn't have more views. I more than love this.

  42. Frederica Ehimen

    This song is both beautiful & timeless... Thank you Big & Rich😊🙋‍♂️💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

  43. Marie Canterbury


  44. Tony Mulanzia

    2017 and im still here

  45. LD N

    Thank you for helping at Las Vegas, off duty cop needed to help and you gave your weapon to him. Good job Big and Rich!

  46. Michael Diehl

    Beautiful song

  47. Beverly Hill

    That's why I still pray

  48. sandra kriner

    I love this song , I love the message and love Big and Rich...God Bless them for not taking the easy road.....

  49. Matthew Adams

    And that's why I pray for President Trump!

    M Joseph

    God bless our President.

  50. valleygirlknits

    Such an awesome song. Too few views!

  51. Kim Treadway

    Such a great song, timeless.

  52. Tabitha Thomas

    love you guys
    it will happen with true love comes together

  53. 76stat

    i am begging for forgiveness...i believe in better days

  54. Ryan Riechman

    God is there. Your sins are forgiven no matter how big or small. John 3:16

  55. Kathie Myrenaes

    Brilliant song!!

  56. randomuploadsism

    "Man on the TV gone insane" - Is that supposed to be about Charlie Sheen?

    Krista Brubaker

    randomuploadsism jH12w23rd and i have io3ooii3jeekak

  57. Michael Massey

    thank you god for guiding me everyday by the right path and this song gets me threw the passing of my grandpa

  58. Johnny Ray

    Me too..

  59. RockIt n Rebel

    I have this song for two years now and everytime I listen to touched my emotion to the deepest of my core and tears just flowing from my eyes cuz there are so much emotional pain going in this world.

  60. Matthew Adams

    Refreshing song, and NO hateful comments from liberals!!!

    Waldo Miller

    Thats good! The liberals are screwing our country and trying to screw our President now! GOD bless President Trump!

  61. Midnight Gold1

    this fiddlegals new favorite BigNRich song. Thank u lord for this healing music

    U.S. SAM

    "Live this Life" ?

  62. Christine Tarrant

    lol. wow. these. guys. are. a. joke.

  63. Jj Catrone

    if this song doesn't tug at your heart something is,wrong. #powerful

    Beatrix Buffet

    I guess I do have a heart after all. This sing makes me cry all the time I listen to it and it must be like over 500 times already.

    U.S. SAM

    + Xam Llau check out "Live This Life" if you want to cry some more .. also "Where Rainbows Never Die" by Steeldrivers(Chris Stapleton).. grab some tissues 1st

    Tammy Gibson

    live this life

    Nick Jaramillo


  64. Linda. J Patterson

    Awesome !!!!

  65. Todd Grimes

    that harmony

  66. Raging Gaming

    Are country's going down the drain no good leaders will step up my dad got lied about an lost his job my friends got family issues and has done drugs and drinking alcohol and my parents won't let me talk to her that's why I pray please pray with me

    Raging Gaming

    Also pray for are police

    lanie avery

    I will agree in prayer

    Andi Conner

    raging Gaming my dad was a cop for 21 years and he had to move our family 1200mi from Oklahoma because me and my sisters were bullied to a point and I couldn't take anymore longer than my sister could and failed to kill myself and I was becoming anorexic and cutting and was so quiet but now I am a better person I have gained weight have more friends and haven't been bullied as much I am a helper when someone tells me about bullying that's why I pray now

  67. Lindsay Fortin

    Love this song so much

  68. Lanie Avery

    How can you say anything negative about this? It's truth, unadulterated. Thanks guys, for giving us an anthem.

  69. Judy Inman

    I pray for our Country and its horrible leadership. I pray we elect a real man for the job that God places on our minds so we don't keep going down the wrong path and for worldwide peace. That's why I pray

  70. Bridgette Thomas 2K16

    Im basically begging for forgiveness because i haven't taken my math final exam for 2 days now and I just need to start over I believe in better days and I also believe in gods will

  71. G Tarrany

    I hate big and rich they suck

    tori brodie

    and thats what u think but i think they r damn good they r not god damn hipacrits and if dont like them and think they suck then dont wast ur time commenting on there song

  72. G Tarrany

    God damn hipacrits

  73. Loretta Slone

    I love this so much I think this is what all of our youth need to listen and learn about

  74. Christine Tarrant

    lol. funny very funny

  75. zachary sanders

    that's why I pray

  76. Tony I.

    BK and JR, thank you from the bottom of my heart for not selling your sole to the devil, keep the faith and be good. I love you guys more than ever now (not love as in pirate sticks but love as in a christian brother). I only ask that you continue to make songs and videos that send the positive messages like you have. Keep Christ in your messages.

    May the Lord bless you and keep you, May the Lord shine upon you, and be gracious unto you. May the Lord lift you and keep you. May the lord bring you peace.

    Waldo Miller

    I agree 100%!

  77. Larry Dreamer


  78. Larry Dreamer


  79. Richard Moss

    These two guys put out the the strongest,most beautiful sound I have ever heard.....I have been around for 62 years..

  80. Stephen Clarke


  81. javasoccernut

    Ok. love the music. but why do they wear sunglasses indoors, but not outdoors?

    Scott Dougherty

    Because they can...and feel comfortable in their skin

  82. somezealotCephas

    Doth not nature itself teach you that if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?

    Men need to cut their hair short. The bible and just common sense says you look shameful when your hair is long and you're a man. And on the flip side women need to stop cutting their hair short like men and growing it out and look like women like God said to. That's what the bible says

    Cory Landolt

    @somezealotCephas If you keep that passage in context, you will see that Paul is overall speaking about cultural customs. That is not a command, but a cultural custom that Corinth practiced.

  83. Kaira Gandy

    I'm praying for peace, unity and wisdom to come to the streets of Baltimore, Maryland. Let goodness and mercy dwell there tonight.


    @Kaira Gandy I hope you get 1M+ likes to your comment!  You seem like a beautiful person!

    Dylan K

    And thibgs like this is when many don't understand "Free will" but they will continue to say they don't believe because they choose to not to give God a chance even though he gave us all many, two big ones and Jesus didn't have to die for our sins either, but I'm glad he did just to vs able to have heard one singer, she does three main genres, NU metal, jazz, pop and a lot more in the rock and metal sub-genres snd how i like country and so many other genres, idk, i may mention her name on here some other time, but I'm not here to advertise. :)

  84. hahahaha1522ify

    Such a beautiful song!!!


    When we face GOD he will not ask you what kind of car did you have, he will ask you how many people did you give a ride to that needed one

    Sam Perez

    I like that

    Waldo Miller

    he'll ask, "Do you know my Son?"

    Susan Lilian

    Waldo Miller is correct

    Susan Lilian

    Your good works in Christ Jesus will be tested in the fire and you will be rewarded according to those works. Hopefully you are doing all to the glory of God!

  86. Joann Moxley

    I love this song from Big & Rich. Just seen their interview on Great American Playlist.  Will always love this song and video. Need to always play this video on Positively Sunday videos on every Sunday morning on GAC. Love you Big & Rich. "That Why I Pray" say it all, make you think. 

  87. Tobi Ojo

    The Lines i like best in the song are" I want to make a difference even the smallest way" , " I'm only one person" and " I believe in better days".


    dont u dare pledge allegiance dont u dare speak of god is the best line in my opinion

  88. Tobi Ojo

    If you are going through any hardship in life, I encourage you  to watch this Video by Big and Rich " That's Why I pray".it is a Great song. Every time I watch it, I am moved.    

  89. goshoaoyama

    thats boy sure is tough

  90. Freddie Costilla

    I do pray all the time,and I CONTINUE to keep my Joy and Peace.

  91. Freddie Costilla

    I do pray all the time,and I CONTINUE to keep my Joy and Peace.

  92. USAdystopia

    "Spirituality" is fine for some people...way more fun having a couple of badass Guardian angels watching your backside!

  93. amelia govenor

    Great song I am moved every time I listen

  94. misslantana52

    The power of prayer, AMEN! Love the harmony, thank you both! 💖

  95. Mohammad Mehdi Gharavi

    hello im from iran and im muslim(shia). i watched this clip for several times. it makes me feel love and thankfull about god. god bless you. 

    CanAm X3

    God bless you sir.

    Darren Cormier

    music is universal isnt it

    Blaze of Merc

    Hate is easy, love is wise, always choose wise over easy.

    Susan Lilian

    Mohammad Mehdi Gharavi God is love, His love never fails. He gives us the ability to love even when it is hard to love. He heals our lives and gives us His joy! God bless you sir

    Mark C

    As a Christian from America, I bid God's blessing on you and your loved ones.

  96. Lilly Curtis

    Love this song!! Way to go Big and Rich!!

  97. Kaitlyn Thompson

    I love the part don't you dare pledge allegence don't you dare speak of God. That reminds me of my favorite teacher who prayed with me in her classroom. Thanks Coach Adams

    Mark C

    In highschool(when this song came out), I sang this song in my truck and I always felt a sinking feeling in my heart, at that part. Simply cause I couldnt comprehend such hardships to truly drive me from God. That is, until I lost my military/FD careers, the girl I loved more than anyone, my house, many family members, my health, and partially, my sanity. I never denied God's existence, but He showed me what it takes to create such doubt in yourself and your complete existence. I still have yet to figure out why I had to endure these trials, but I can only hope and trust that it is for a good reason. I figure I got nothing to lose. I cant be like everyone else. All I literally have, is God. Without Him, I got nothing.