The long-running social media joke of women finding Ciara’s prayer turned into an actual prayer on Summer Walker’s album. This appearance was on Level Up Radio with CiaraApple Music: The songstress shared how her prayer reached the Sill Over It record.
I’m going to slow this thing down just a little bit, because it is time for the #BTJ [Behind the Jam]Of the day. Also, I am trying to be more intentional. The next track has a very deliberate purpose. It’s crazy because when my girl, Summer Walker, put out her album that I was featured on with this track, this song was charting top 10 on the R&B charts. It was also number one on Billboard’s Hot 100. And it’s crazy because it’s not even an actual song, but there’s so much intentionality and it is a prayer. It’s true, my fans have asked me to do this for years. So when Summer called and asked me to be a part of her project, ‘Still Over It,’ I thought it would be amazing to join her, and she’s going on this incredible journey, one that I think a lot of us women can relate to.
Just her vulnerability and just her incredible journey she’s going on as a woman with figuring it out now as a mom and just this beautiful story that she’s allowed the world to experience and go on with her and go through with her. And I thought it’d be really cool to be a part of this project. So when she called me, I said, “Absolutely, I’ll do this.” And it was just so much fun, being able to allow myself to be vulnerable in that moment. I’ve had many invulnerable moments in my life and as my fans always would say, “The prayer, the prayer, the prayer.”
Yes. I have prayed when it was difficult in my life. I still talk about this. Being a single parent was very difficult. It took me a while to understand that aspect of my life. And I’ve always been a believer in praying, and so that’s just who I am. When I was in that period of my life I did indeed pray with intentionity. And I’m here to tell you, praying with intentionality does work.
The complete episode can be listened to here here.