Petra Praise 2: We Need Jesus is the seventeenth studio album from Christian rock band Petra. It was released in February 18, 1997 by Word Records. It is the band's second praise album, after Petra Praise: The Rock Cries Out.
Petra Praise 2: We Need Jesus was recorded and mixed at The Sound Kitchen in Franklin, Tennessee. Additional overdubs were recorded at The Border, Battery, and The Snack Bar. Mastering was done by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering in Portland, Maine.
Petra Praise 2: We Need Jesus also won a Dove Award for Best Praise and Worship Album in 1998.
All songs written by Bob Hartman, except where noted.
- "Song of Moses, Rev. 15:3-4" (Words & Music by Jim Cooper and Brian Wooten) – 4:17
- "Lord, I Lift Your Name on High" (Words & Music by Rick Founds) – 3:02
- "Be of Good Cheer" – 3:55
- "Show Your Power" (Words & Music by Kevin Prosch) – 4:10
- "I Love You Lord" (Words & Music by Laurie Klein) – 3:53
- "The Holiest Name" – 3:34
- "Let Our Voices Rise Like Incense" (Words & Music by Linda Whitmer-Bell) – 2:29
- "Ancient of Days" (Words & Music by Gary Sadler and Jamie Harvill)– 3:52
- "I Waited For The Lord on High" (Words & Music by Bill Batstone) – 2:47
- "Lovely Lord" – 4:25
- Medley – 5:58
- "We Need Jesus" (Words & Music by Scott Springer, John & Dino Elefante) – 4:14
- John Schlitt – Lead and background vocals
- Louie Weaver – Drums
- Lonnie Chapin – Bass guitar, vocals
- David Lichens – Guitars
- Bob Hartman – Guitars
- Lisa C.
- John Elefante – Lead vocals on "We Need Jesus"
- Lou Gramm – Lead vocals on "We Need Jesus"
Recording and productionEdit
- John Elefante – Producer, additional engineering
- Dino Elefante – Producer, recording engineer
- Bob Hartman – Executive producer
- Joe Baldridge – Recording engineer
- Richie Biggs – Overdub engineer
- Tim Coyle – Assistant engineer
- Daryl Roudebush – Assistant engineer
- Steve Marcantonio – Mixer
- Dave Thoener – Mixer
- Bob Ludwig – Mastering
- Christy Coxe – Executive art direction
- Kerosene Halo – Art direction and design
- Mark Smalling – Photography
- Keith Wilbanks – Lead sheets transcriptions
- Dan Goeller – Lead sheets transcriptions
- Petra Praise 2: We Need Jesus on Wikipedia