3. Fortunate Fall by Audrey Assad
All of the songs on Fortunate Fall are a wonderful companion in my personal prayer and devotion time. "Lead Me On," "I Shall Not Want" and the single "Good to Me" are among my favorite songs this year, and this is a very soothing album that leads me to the Throne Room of Grace. Audrey has always had an indie artist sound to her music, reminding me of singer-songwriters like Ingrid Michaelson, A Fine Frenzy and Jewel. Unlike those artists, however, this album was written for the Church, which is an absolute blessing and honor for me to savor and pray these songs along with my favorite female singer.
Audrey puts her full passion behind everything she sings and is an avid reader of Scripture and other faith-based influences, which makes her lyrics even more rooted in Truth. I agree with and say "amen" to every single note of every song on Fortunate Fall. These are great songs to pray along with Audrey and express your own yearnings for holiness and God's presence.