The September 25, 2001, release of Vineyard Music's album Prayer: Expressions of Worship appeared at a moment in history when prayer became a vital element in the lives of the American people. Following the horrific September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, individuals and communities across the U.S. and worldwide joined together to pray for the victims, their families, and for the nation's leaders. Prayer, paired with a deep sense of patriotism, instituted itself, in a sense, as a lifeline binding once-divided hearts together. Including three sets of live worship, uncharacteristically interlaced together, the album features worship leaders Sarah Greeno, who bears a striking vocal resemblance to CCM artist Crystal Lewis, Jessica Ketola, and Scott Underwood. The project consists of praise and worship music presented in a "relaxed" acoustic pop/rock style -- "relaxed" meaning that the project is upbeat, however is not as driving or demanding as other Vineyard rock-oriented releases such as Never Looking Back: Live Worship From a Burn Service. Songs include "Come to Me and Rest," "Cry for the Afflicted," and "Shine in the Darkness."
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AllMusic Review by Ashleigh Kittle