From This Valley (Civil Wars)

How interesting that the song From This Valley by the Civil Wars won a Grammy this year.

I have enjoyed many of the Civil Wars songs but none so much as this song. I have been playing it at my concerts for the past year or so.

The song is all about prayer. The Lord has been leading me into a new phase of prayer lately. He is teaching me that this is at the heart of what we ought to do.

Jesus said we “should always pray and never give up”. – Luke 18:1

Here is the lyrics for the chorus:

Oh, won’t you take me from this valley
to that mountain high above?
I will pray, pray, pray
until I see your smiling face.
I will pray, pray, pray
to the one I love.


1. Do you pray?
2. Do you think of Jesus as the One you love?
3. Do you persist in prayer until you “see his smiling face”?

Good question. I’m going to go pray now.

Jesus on prayer:

“One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. 2 “There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people. 3 A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’ 4 The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people, 5 but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!’”

6 Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. 7 Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 8 I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?”” – Luke 18 NLT

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  1. Christiana Horn

    Lovely. Thank you, Daniel. I was unaware of this song. Great post.

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