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We made it through another year!! I am always EXCITED to start a new year. It’s a time when we can reflect back and see how far we have come. My Faith has taught me to be thankful for all the things that enabled me to grow and learn this year.
As I reflect back on 2015, the beginning of the year was off to a Great start until September when I introduced my new business on social media. I thought things were going to explode after that. Well things did not go as well as expected. Some very disappointing things created deep pain in my life. And I realized that I’m not the only one who may have experienced pain this past year, and that people deal with pain in different ways. Some people learn from it and some people turn to negative ways to deal with pain. Today, we are living in a world where so many problems may be creating a lot of pain to so many people. This is when I realized that GOD has another plan for me. So I decided this is the year I want to do something to help those in pain. It doesn’t mean I’m giving up on my business, it simply means that it’s time to slow down and be thankful for the blessings that GOD has already given me.
Back in 1998 when I owned my restaurant Dolly’s Dish, I started a Women’s Prayer group called “Spiritual Ears”. It was a group of seven women who came together every Monday night to study GOD”S WORD. We were a group of prayer warriors for each other and the community. After the restaurant closed we went our separate ways in our own ministries.
I then bonded with a spiritual woman who became my spiritual Mother. She was the most beautiful humble woman I have ever known. I learned so much about my walk with GOD and spiritual growth through our relationship we shared. She was such a great role model for what a Christian should be. I truly admired her and her ministries she had. She was my prayer partner and I miss her so much. She has gone Home to be with the Lord.
I just purchased the movie War Room. What an awesome movie! It reminded me of my relationship with Rev. Thelma Smith, my prayer partner. Rev. Thelma Smith, me, and many others would pray at 12 noon every day. I was reminded of my prayer life that I had shared with others and it made me realize how much I miss that time in my life. So this year I am devoting my time and utilizing my blog to begin something that will bless others.
Beginning January 1, 2016, I want to invite and encourage others to join me in prayer every day at noon. I will choose a “cause” each week and ask for others to become my Purposeful Prayer Partners for that specific cause. Praying for a Purpose is so powerful! We have all faced pain at some point in our lives. I believe that prayer is a way to help push through that pain. So in 2016 when you meet someone who is experiencing PAIN remind them that Prayers, Allow, Individuals, New hope.
I believe that PAIN is the source of so many problems in our world today. One huge problem that comes to mind is drug addiction. I know that the HOLIDAY SEASON can be very hard for a lot of people. I personally have someone close to me in rehab right now. I know that this person is in need of prayers. And there are so many others who are using drugs to deal with their pain.
So my first purposeful prayer for 2016 is to pray for the” healing of drug addicts” and for the “conscientious of drug dealers to understand the harm they have on the problem of drug addiction”.
A Call to Action to Purposeful Prayer Partners
Prayers Allow Individuals New hope!
Prayer changes things.
Matthew 18:20New International Version (NIV)
For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.
Together, we can Raise Awareness for the need to Come Together for Prayer.
Who: Christians All Across the World
Purpose: A “cause” is chosen for the first week. Then each week an additional “cause” will be added. First week we will pray for Drug Addicts and Drug Dealers.
When: Praying for a Purpose begins today, New Year’s Day, January 1, 2016 at 12 noon EST and every day thereafter.
Why: Prayer is the answer to all life’s problems. We need to come together and connect on one accord. Sin starts with bad thoughts, hurt, pain and then we use addictions to massage the pain to go away and make us forget and feel better. In order for change to happen in our lives we must take action. Together we can build a circle of the Power of Prayer to help Save Lives, Save Families and Save Communities. Join the Purposeful Prayer Partners in the will to come together for change in Praying for a Purpose.
Where: Anywhere - at Home, Work, School, or in your Car.
How to Pray: We are asking everyone to pray. It does not matter how long. Coming together is all that matters. In our prayers we will pray for:
- Truth, acceptance, forgiveness, humility, peace, joy and love.
- Deliverance, serenity and making change in people lives.
- Humility in people to come together to unite on one accord in sincere, genuine, repentance and prayer
- Healing and saving a new generation of young people by creating awareness that the Power of Prayer can change and save lives.
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