Top Song on the MEL: “Prodigal” by Madison Ryann Ward

Madison Ryann Ward is both an athlete and a singer. Madison attends the University of Oklahoma. Madison has been a part of the volleyball team at the University of Oklahoma for the past four years, and her coach and teammates hold a very special place in her heart. Her demonstration of a strong work ethic and athletic ability has allowed her to achieve success in various sports, including basketball, golf, and track and field. She has earned All-State honors and was named Oklahoma Female Athlete of the Year. Madison is grateful for her God-given talents and abilities, and she seeks to use her gifts to bring honor and glory to Christ.

When not practicing or training for volleyball, Madison loves singing and writing songs. When she was asked to sing the national anthem at the men’s NCAA Final Four in Houston, she was ecstatic! Her passion for music has continuously grown. She never took voice lessons, was never involved in her school’s choir, and never participated in voice competitions. Since she was a busy athlete, her schedule didn’t allow for music classes or lessons. Despite her heavy involvement in sports during her childhood, she has always loved singing. Her mother played the piano at church and became her inspiration.

Madison says, “As far as I’m concerned, the power of music is unlike anything in this world. It is something that can bring people together and is such an important part of our lives.” She continues, “I feel in my heart that music and singing are a big part of what I am supposed to do with my life. To have the opportunity to share it is very exciting and humbling.”

Madison’s song “Prodigal” is an uplifting song that describes the beauty of God’s love.

Your love is meeting me

Where I need it most

I don’t need to hide

Truth for the keeping

Your word, You mean it

My God, You’ve never lied

From “Prodigal” by Madison Ryann Ward

“Prodigal” reminds us of God’s unchanging promises. His overwhelming love pursues us, even when we feel scared or afraid. We must seek Him and trust in Him. Our God is so good, and we know that He means what He says in His Word.

My only purpose (In this)

Life that I’m living (That I’m living)

Know and to love You more (You more)

You are my heartbeat (My heartbeat)

Lifeblood within me (Within me)

Home here within Your arms

From “Prodigal” by Madison Ryann Ward

Christ is our true home. He sees our struggles, and He wants us to cling to Him. When the world around us seems unbearable, we can rest in the promise of God’s sovereignty. He sustains our heartbeat and every breath we take, and we can find true peace and rest in Him.

Be sure to give Madison’s “Prodigal” a listen:

Here are this week’s top songs:


ArtistSong
1Madison Ryann WardProdigal
2ColorvaultSo Sure
3Judah & The LionTake A Walk
4LimoblazeJireh
5Evvie McKinneyChurch
6Ella DrablosEvergreen
7NeedtobreatheTalk of The Town (acoustic)
8Half * AliveEverything Machine
9nobigdyl.One Way
10Ben RectorHeroes
11LJ the MessengerPraise
12HulveyBeautiful
13Die-rekYear of Redemption
14Hannah HoneyLove U Need
15WHATUPRGKids
16Drew Holcomb & The NeighborsDance With Everybody (w/ The National Parks)
17TylerhatesLifeKeyboard Warriors
18Social Club MisfitsGot What You Need (w/ Jordan Feliz)
19BenjiAll Good
20ManafestTeardrops
21Aaron ColeHands
22Thunderstorm ArtisStronger
23Colony HouseOne of Those Days
24Brandon HeathThis Changes Everything
25Marcus RogersGod Is Good
26Apollo LTDSoul Worth Saving
27LeelandStill Mighty
28LecraeGood Lord (w/ Andy Mineo)
29EikonYour Love Is
30Wood Drake SessionsI See A King (w/Liz Vice)
31Young OceansThis Wild Earth (w/Josh Garrels)
32Social Club MisfitsUnstoppable (w/ Ryan Ellis)
33ChastityLove So Sweet (w/ Porsha Love)
34Sara GrovesHold Me Jesus
35Jonathan TraylorThis Kind of Love
36JOHNNYSWIMSing It Outloud (w/ Drew Holcomb)
37HulveyHave Me
38Judah & The LionHappy Life
39Evvie McKinneyBut God
40Thunderstorm ArtisTake Me to the Fire
41TylerhatesLifeKeep That Light On
42John Mark McMillanPersephone- Kubik’s remix
43Brandon HeathThat’s Enough
44GungorI Forgive you
45Andrew OsengaHold Onto Me
46Hannah Honeygoandtell
47CortesSay I
48Gable Price and FriendsHow It Sets You Free (w/ Jon Foreman)
49Common HymnalRocks (w/ Royce Lovett)
50ZaunteeJesus Called My Name
51Kings KaleidoscopeAll the Emotions
52ColorvaultShall Be Forever
53Ben RectorThank You
54Half * AliveMove Me
55Madison CunninghamAnywhere
56Chris RenzemaJust As Good
57CitizensWhen We Pray
58BrvndonPFear of Heights
59Sajan NauriyalMorning Always Comes
60Lathan WarlickLook Up to the Sky (w/ Blessing Offor)
61Royce LovettBetter (Live)
62SansonneIn My Head
63Trip LeeSupernatural (remix)
64LJ the MessengerGood-n-Bad
65TrulahCanvas
66Kurtis HoppieRooftops
67Ross KingVillian
68Sandra McCrackenMost of the Time w/ Colin Hay
69Dawson HollowSeabird
70Roy ToshGotta Wait
71Joshua MicahLet the Light In (w/ Owl City)
72HollynBird’s Eye View
73Jessamyn DayTrust in You
74Darla BaltazarAin’t The First Time
75HenrikReal Love
76Joshua Luke SmithHold Me Back
77Switchfooti need you to be wrong (lovelytheband remix)
78Mavis StaplesThis Is My Country
79EikonKeeps Me Alive
80WandeThey Didn’t Know II
81Carly BannisterSame Team
82Jill PhillipsGenerous Mercy
83Mat KearneyTimes Like This (w/ Devon Gilfillian)
84Yam HausReady To Go (From “American Song Contest”)
85Village LightsThe Sweetest Sound (feat. Ike Ndolo)
86LovknHome Called Heaven
87Aryn MichellePariah
88Jervis CampbellWhere the Light Is (w/ Nancy Daines)
89SoulboxNobody Like You
90PeabodAlive
91Twenty One PilotsGood Day
92Naomi RaineNot Ready
93John Van DeusenBe Not Far From Here
94LovknLean Back
95Ashley ClevelandKeep Me Runnin’
96Trip LeeHomecoming
97SwitchfootYouth of the Young
98Tenielle NedaSame Side
99Jervis CampbellHold Me Together
100HulveyCloser

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