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What if the book of Psalms were written today in New York, illustrated with heartfelt doodles, and recorded in a professional studio?
What if the book of Psalms were written today in New York, illustrated with heartfelt doodles, and recorded in a professional studio?
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Naked Prayers: A Book and Album by Mara Measor

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We've reached our goal of $20,000!!!! But it doesn't have to stop here. With extra funding, I can make a music video for one or more of the songs on the album, and hire a brass section for one of my songs. Help me make this project beyond AMAZING, and be a part of Naked Prayers for life!

STRETCH GOAL: $25,000

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Naked Prayers is a book and album project created in the heart of New York City by a singer-songwriter from Hong Kong. Deemed "One to Watch" by Audrey Magazine, Mara Measor will be collaborating with five-time Emmy Award-winning producer Jamie Lawrence. 

 Here's the story of Naked Prayers.

For many years I have been writing songs and keeping a prayer journal to document my highs and lows.

After making it through a particularly difficult time of my life, I looked back on my prayers and decided to share them. I guess artists just have a tendency to love/hate being vulnerable.

 Ta-da! Naked Prayers!

From my home studio, I recorded demos of the songs I had written to accompany the prayers. Here's a little taste of a song called "Waiting For You" – click play below!

Now, I have a manuscript and a bunch of demos, and I need your support to continue!

Partner with me by pre-ordering the book and album! Here's a little sneak peek of what's inside:

You can also get a limited-edition print of one of my illustrations, which will be letterpressed at a boutique print shop in Brooklyn. The print also features one of my favorite quotes from the author AW Tozer!

*Frame not included!
*Frame not included!

These are the lovely people I'm working with:

And here's where the money is going:

Thank you so much for watching, reading, being on this page, and considering partnering with me on this! 

Much love,
Mara

Risks and challenges

Challenges ahead include: finding the PERFECT printer for the book, working with new musicians, syncing everybody's schedules so we can finish recording by mid-April...

Oh, and getting to the studio in FREEZING weather! (I'm from Hong Kong – I wasn't made for this.)

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    Every little bit takes me closer to bringing this book and album to life. Look out for my THANK YOU note!

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    The physical ALBUM delivered to your doorstep!

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    My illustrated BOOK of prayers delivered to your doorstep!

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    My SIGNED illustrated book of prayers + SIGNED physical album with a SPECIAL NOTE will find their way to your doorstep!

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    A LIMITED EDITION PRINT of one of my illustrations (letterpressed at a boutique print shop in Brooklyn) will journey to you!

    Your NAME will also be included on a special "Made Possible By" page in the book. One day, when you are sitting with your children/grandchildren, you can take this book off your shelf and show them how you helped make my project happen!

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    A 30-minute studio or outdoor PORTRAIT SESSION with my campaign photographer and lovely hubby Mark Chou (of Mark Chou photography).

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    Give me 10 keywords and I'll write and record an ORIGINAL SONG for you or your loved one from my home studio, in my signature indie folk style. Email measormusic@gmail.com to hear a sample!

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    A PRIVATE CONCERT at your house or church (with me + two musicians), and 5 CDs for you to give away at the concert! Travel expenses included in NYC or HK (limited times of the year in HK). Email measormusic@gmail.com for questions on this option!

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