The song's composer, Gary Clarksaid of "Mary's Prayer": "I certainly don't think [it's] the best song on the album but it is probably the most accessible and therefore the best choice for a first single". The song has been described as "an extended Catholic metaphor",  although Clark has not denied any intended religious significance in his composition: "There is a lot of religious imagery in the song but that is really just a device to relate past present and future" In fact I like to think of it as being like a country and western song".
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B. - Sandy Nelson - Drumstory given permission for Virgin Records to use his endorsement to promote the single, but "thought they'd just have it buried [among] other testimonials. The single subsequently topped a BBC Radio 1 phone-in poll of listeners nominations for singles which had failed to Marys Prayer - Danny Wilson - Marys Prayer hits.
On 24 Septemberthe members of Danny Wilson performed "Mary's Prayer" at the opening gala for the Ryder Cup at the Hydro Arena in Glasgow, marking the sole performance by the band since From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 28 April Evening Times.
March 27, Marys Prayer - Danny Wilson - Marys Prayer Virgin Encyclopedia of Eighties Music. Virgin Publishing, London March London: Guinness World Records Limited. Top Adult Contemporary: Record Research. Retrieved October 8, Retrieved October 22, Retrieved Categories : Songs written by Gary Clark musician songs singles singles Sophisti-pop songs.