A year ago, David Archuleta created the music video “My Little Prayer #LIGHTtheWORLD.” It has been one of the most viral #LIGHTtheWORLD videos ever—having been viewed 1.3 million times on YouTube and 3.2 million times on Facebook. In a podcast from LDS Perspectives, David explains how this song came to him in a dream.
Here’s the music video if you want to enjoy it again:
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David explains that both the music and lyrics to this song were given to him in a dream:
“Something I try to do to each day is begin by saying a prayer in the morning, and then end my day with a prayer at night. Sometimes, however, I fall asleep before I say my nightly prayer. One time almost a year ago I had one of these nights where I fell asleep before saying a prayer. Something unusual happened.
“That night I had a dream. It was different than anything I had experiences before. In my dream I was praying-having a conversation with God. The conversation was also different. I was singing. I could hear simple chords in my dream that I was laying a simple melody and prayer on top of.
“As I was having this conversation in music with God, He told me to get up and write this down. I thought and said, “…but… I’m sleeping. I’m not sure I know how to get up from a dream!” He told me “if you don’t get up now, you’ll forget it in the morning.” I tried everything I could to wake up, and I did! There in the middle of the night I went straight to the piano with the words and melody I had spoken in my dream still clear in my head, and wrote it all down. It was the fastest I had ever written a song because I feel this one was given to me.”
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