'Praises, Prayers and Contemplations' is a blend of jazz essence and reflective lyrics that linger in one’s mind. With a couple sprinkles of spoken-word, this album contributes to the much-needed uniqueness and variety in Christian music.
Daphne Carita mesmerizes audiences by bypassing the traditional renditions of hymns such as ‘The Lord's Prayer' and 'Amazing Grace' and infusing these songs with fresh, melodious and passionate interpretations.
People of all ages have discovered reasons to play Daphne Carita's songs, repeatedly. Some say the music is de-stressing, relaxing, and soothing - they feel much better after listening.
A few people have said:
"So far the mood is really relaxing. I could really see myself listening to this on a nice summer night on the porch - With a wine cooler! LOL"
"I really like number two, Amazing Grace"
“'Amazing Grace' is a soothing jazz rhythm that's relaxing, a track you can enjoy listening to as you are sitting on the bank of the river or rowing down the river in your boat.”
“'Careful What You Think' is thought provoking. I can imagine this song playing in a therapist's lounge.”
"I love absolutely love number three (Careful What You Think)."
“'Lord I Seek Your Face' provides encouragement to come close to God.”
"Ok, I’m feeling number four (House of the Lord)! NICE!"
“'House of the Lord' deals with the attitude a person should have when entering the doors of the house of worship or entering into the presence of the Lord. This is truly a song of worship.”
“I was having a hard time falling asleep. I put on your CD. After listening to 'Hallelujah', I experienced sweet, sweet, sleep.”
“'Wisdom' reminds us to connect with a higher power before tackling the challenges of life.”
“'Lady Jane' brings attention to how society deals with people living in extreme poverty.”
“The lyrics of 'A Prayer For Love' causes a person to examine how their attitudes line up against the commandments that Jesus Christ stated are the greatest commandments (Mark 12:29-31).”
“'Happy People' reminds you that sometimes how you perceive a matter effects your disposition or attitude.”
“'I Don't Care' (Instrumental) - The music seems to say that regardless of what has happened, I'm going to go on living anyway. I will not let negative events stop me from moving forward.”
Scripturally Inspired Songs:
'Careful What You Think': Proverbs 4:23 - 'Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.' (King James) or 'Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life.' (New Century Version)
'House of the Lord': Psalm 100:4 - "Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise! Be thankful unto Him, and bless His name!" and Psalm 122:1 - 'I was glad when they said unto me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord.”'
'Lord, I Seek Your Face': 2 Chronicles 7:14 - "f my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
'Wisdom': James 1:5 - 'If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him.' or 'But if any of you needs wisdom, you should ask God for it. He is generous to everyone and will give you wisdom without criticizing you.'