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Danny Gokey on Prayer: ‘Believe That [God is] By Your Side’

Photo from Danny Gokey’s Instagram

Danny Gokey on Prayer: ‘Believe That [God is] By Your Side’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Christian artist Danny Gokey wants us to rethink how we pray. 

“I think for many years, religion creates people to beg, right?” he said in a recent Instagram video. “‘I gotta just really plea, hang onto the horns of the altar, I gotta just get God to do something.’ And then you realize, the whole time, he was already there.”

Gokey continued, “As a matter of fact, the scriptures say that, ‘Christ in me, the hope of glory.’ You know, why do we bow our heads? Well, maybe we should start looking at bowing our heads to pray because he’s inside of us. Instead of, like, seeing ‘Where in heaven is he? I gotta reach out, and hopefully, my prayers will hit him.’ He’s on the inside of me.”

“So, when you realize he’s already there, your focus and your prayers change,” Gokey concluded. “You walk in authority as opposed to being, like, ‘At some point, He’s going to show up’ — he’s already there.”

His caption reemphasized this message — “We don’t have to beg for him to show up. He’s already there, working on our behalf! Claim that promise. Walk in that authority. Believe that he’s by your side, whatever you’re facing!”

Gokey frequently shares his thoughts on faith and prayer on social media. 

“Do you believe that your prayers make a difference?” he wrote in a recent Instagram post. “It’s so easy to lose heart when you see all the chaos and tragedy in our world. But on this National Day of Prayer, I want to encourage you to hold onto hope! God wants us to persistently bring our requests before Him and invite Him into these situations. Don’t lose faith…Our prayers matter!”

The singer is currently promoting his latest single, “I Got You.”

“[The song] a reminder that when you’ve got God by your side, you can face whatever comes your way!” Gokey said of the single. “Even when your world is shaking, believing that He is with you & will bring you through. My prayer is that this song encourages you to stand firm in that & keep praising, no matter what!”

Movieguide® previously reported on a social media challenge Gokey launched as he continues to promote “I Got You”:

Danny Gokey is encouraging fans to share their stories as part of a social media challenge surrounding his latest single, “I Got You.”

“What’s a time that God has come through for you???” he wrote in an Instagram post. “As we get ready for the release of my new album this summer, we wanted to celebrate the first single, ‘I Got You’ with a bunch of fun content this week…and we want to hear from YOU, too!”

Gokey continued, “Share your stories about a time that you’ve seen God show up in your life, or use ‘I Got You’ in a creative way, then tag me and the song, and we might just repost on my socials. Let’s find ways to help people remember that when we’ve got God, He’s got us!”

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