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           Pray For Surf is dedicated to appreciating the spirituality of the music of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys
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God Only Knows

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>> Are you thinking about God these days?
I think about God, yes, and I wonder if there is a God. And if there
is a God, will God please help me through my hard trips.
Brian Wilson, from an interview with Offbeat.com  
Copyright 2004 by YourSITE.com

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Carl and I prayed for people, and for love.  Our original idea was to bring an album that would help bring spiritual love to people.
   Brian Wilson, referring to the making of Pet Sounds

I urge … that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone  for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.     1 Timothy 2:1-4

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"So that’s what I’m doing. Spiritual music." 
   Brian Wilson, as quoted in the ground-breaking, hard to find article . . .Read More

Goodbye Surfing, Hello God!
The Religious Conversion of the Beach Boys By JULES SIEGEL

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Whats kept me going is the same things that got me to write Surfin all those years ago.  
I wanted to write joyful music that made other people feel good. Music that helps and heals, because I believe that music is Gods voice.
Brian Wilson at the induction ceremony of The Beach Boys into the Rock and Roll Hal of Fame, January ,1988

Sing a new song to the LORD!
Tell everyone on this earth to sing happy songs in praise of the LORD.
Make music for him on harps. Play beautiful melodies!
Sound the trumpets and horns and celebrate with joyful songs for our LORD and King!
Command the ocean to roar with all of its creatures, and the earth to shout with all of its people.
Order the rivers to clap their hands, and all of the hills to sing together.
Let them worship the LORD!
He is coming to judge everyone on the earth, and he will be honest and fair.
               Psalm 98         Copyright 1995 by American Bible Society

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It was during that time (recording Pet Sounds and Good Vibrations; voted the greatest album and single of all time) we had prayer sessions. It was very impromptu; Brian would actually write prayers down on paper. I remember being very impressed by that … We prayed for guidance … It was like going to church.
    Carl Wilson

               Then the LORD replied: "Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. Habakkuk 2:2

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with (sounds) that words cannot express.     Romans 8:26


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It was a heart and soul album. When I was making Pet Sounds, I did have a dream about a halo over my head, but people couldnt see it … God was with us the whole time we were doing this record. God was right there with me.
    Brian Wilson

Then Samuel called upon the LORD , and that same day the LORD sent thunder and rain. So all the people stood in awe of the LORD and of Samuel.  1 Samuel 12:18

I Kings 18:24 Call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the LORD. The god who answers by setting fire to the wood is the true God!" And all the people agreed. –}Read the full amazing account in 1 Kings 18: http://www.biblegateway.com/cgi-bin/bible?passage=1KGS%2B18&showfn=on&showxref=on&language=english&version=NLT&x=16&y=5

Give thanks to the LORD , call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.  Psalm 105:1

Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.  Isaiah 55:6

And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.   Joel 2:28-32; Acts 2:21

It’s exactly the same no matter what a person’s religious background may be: the same God for all of us, acting the same incredibly generous way to everyone who calls out for help. "Everyone who calls, "Help, God!’ gets help."
Romans 10:12-`3


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Im writing a teenage symphony to God.
    Brian Wilson

    Sing a new song to the LORD,
        for he has done wonderful deeds.
    The LORD has announced his victory
        and has revealed his righteousness to every nation!
    He has remembered his promise to love and be faithful to (His people).
        The whole earth has seen the salvation of our God.

    Shout to the LORD, all the earth;
        break out in praise and sing for joy!
    Sing your praise to the LORD with the harp,
        with the harp and melodious song,
        with trumpets and the sound of the ram’s horn.
    Make a joyful symphony before the LORD, the King!
                Psalm 98

GOD is my strength, GOD is my song, and, yes! GOD is my salvation. This is the kind of God I have and I’m telling the world! This is the God of my father– I’m spreading the news far and wide! Exodus 15:2





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