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My Utmost for His Highest: Quiet Prayers (1996)

Updated: Nov 10, 2023

My Utmost for His Highest: Quiet Prayers is the ninth studio album by Christian singer - songwriter Bryan Duncan, released on July 16, 1996 by Myrrh/Word Records. The album is produced by Dan Posthuma with arrangements by Tom Howard and Robbie Buchanan.

This is the third album in the series containing songs inspired by Oswald Chambers' devotional book My Utmost for His Highest with Duncan singing a song relating to a day from Chamber's book. Duncan participated on the 1995 various artists compilation album My Utmost for His Highest with his song "A Heart Like Mine" and won his first Dove Award for his participation. In 1996, Duncan was nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year and "A Heart Like Mine" was nominated for Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year and Song of the Year, which Duncan co-wrote. Those accolades were enough for Word Records to warrant a solo album.

The album is meditative and reflective featuring songs of mostly worshipful tunes, hymns, instrumentals and a second reworked recording of his signature song "I Love You With My Life" subtitled "Bryan's Prayer." Quiet Prayers peaked at number 24 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart. In 1997, Duncan won his first solo competitive Dove Award for Inspirational Album of the Year at the 28th GMA Dove Awards.

Track listing

1. Bryan's Hymn (When I Turn To You) (Bryan Duncan, James Felix) -5:15

2. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go (George Matheson) -5:48

3. I Surrender All (Judson W. Van DeVenter, Winfield S. Weeden) -2:16

4. Beneath The Cross Of Jesus (instrumental) (Elizabeth Clephane) -2:02

5. Come, Holy Spirit (Bill and Gloria Gaither) -3:26

6. Take My Life and Let It Be (Frances Ridley Havergal) -1:57

7. A Heart Like Mine (instrumental) (Bryan Duncan, Bob Farrell, Greg Nelson,

Loren Balman, Robbie Buchanan) -3:14

8. I Need Thee Every Hour (Robert Lowry, Annie Hawks) -3:18

9. El Shaddai / You Are My Hiding Place (instrumental) (Michael Card, John

Thompson/Michael Ledner) -4:49

10. As the Deer (Martin Nystrom) -1:43

11. Bryan's Prayer (I Love You With My Life) (Bryan Duncan) -4:50


Dove Award -Inspirational Album of the Year (My Utmost for His Highest: Quiet Prayers)

Bryan Duncan albums:

Previous release: Christmas is Jesus (1995)

Next release: Blue Skies (1996)

My Utmost for His Highest albums:

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