Praying is a song by American recording artist Kesha. It was released as the lead single for her third studio album Rainbow (2017) on July 5, 2017, following an announcement made on her Instagram page. The song was written by Kesha with Ben Abraham and Ryan Lewis. An accompanying music video was released the same day.
Kesha spent summer 2016 on her third world tour, the Kesha and the Creepies: Fuck the World Tour, which commenced on July 23, 2016, in Las Vegas and ended on October 29, 2016, in Maine. The tour included various cover versions of songs and several rock and country reworks of her own hit singles. During this time on tour, she wrote many songs for Rainbow. Praying was written sometime between January 2014 when Kesha checked herself into a Rehab clinic and October 2016, when she announced she had finished recording 22 songs and had handed them to her record label.