The Prayer’s of Black Women

September 17

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins

Matthew 6:14-15

Life isn’t always fair and most days won’t be sunny. Yet, you can learn to appreciate the partial cloudy days, rainy days and violent storms once you learn the art of forgiveness. Forgiveness teaches the soul that despite the gloom that comes with bad days you can move forwards. So, always be quick to forgive and ready to move forwards with giving yourself a peace of mind. Let us pray.  

PRAYER:

Father God, thank you for this day we’ve never seen before. It’s precious. Let your love guide our thoughts to making this our best day. Amen

Reflections of A Personal Representative

Day One

I am not going to be licked by tragedy, as life is a challenge, and we must carry on and work for the living as well as mourn for the dead.

Rose Kennedy
My mom Gloria Mae – Photographer: Unknown

Death couldn’t get any closer. The number of days were tallied for my beloved mom. She was 85 years old. I don’t know if my wish was selfish or not but, I her daughter wanted her to live beyond that number. If the Universe could have only given me one more year with her. But! Then I would want her to have another year after that. So, there was no winning with me for the Universe when it came to my mom dying. Because! I didn’t want her to die!

Love is a wonderful thing. And being my mom’s chosen and now court appointed personal representative robbed me of the rights to grieve her loss. Her death entered me into a battle when my thoughts were cloudy with grief.

People, oh the many of them, had planned my demise long before the “ole’ girl died.” And! After she died . . . They were hitting me from every imaginable and unimaginable angle! And should you become a personal representative the same could be awaiting for you! Especially if heirs are delusional to what they feel entitled. Therefore, don’t do crazy today. Do you!

Take a deep awaited sigh. Not a breath but a sigh. Put a photo of your loved one on your working station. Remember you were chosen because the deceased knew you could and would represent them well. Stand tall! And plant your thoughts in knowing everything you need is within you. And should you find yourself coming up short give the issues to your attorney.

Prayers of Black Men – New Day

Let us begin this Wednesday morning in prayer! Father You have brought us to the beginning of a new day. As the world is renewed fresh and clean, so we ask You to renew our heart with Your strength and purpose. Forgive us of the sins of yesterday and bless us to walk closer in Your way today. This is the day we begin our new life; shine through us s o that every person we meet may feel Your presence in us. Take our hand today Lord for We cannot make it by ourselves. In Jesus Name Amen.

The Prayer’s of Black Women – Trusting God

Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare. Psalm 40:5

Heavenly Father, thank you for this day. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight. Let me and all that that live praise you for your wonderful works. Let us shout thanksgiving to declare your deeds of love. Amen

GloMae’s House: Side Fence

For years I’ve known how to build a privacy fence. And, sadly, I was so enmeshed in my own life I never thought to build one for my mom. She would hire this person or that person to do odd jobs because it was what she wanted. Their work was poor quality. It was her house and her money. So I allowed her to live with the shoddy work. She was very happy with it! Now! She’s dead! And I’m having to clean up the mess! A month or so ago, I built this side fence.

Just look at that Ma and Pa Kettle fence! And! It has been like that for years! I even think someone tried to repair the thing! I would have never felt safe in that house. Not saying a fence is 100% crime deterrent but fences do make good neighbors.

As I worked on the side fence people would drive by or even walk by and act like they have never seen a black woman do renovation. One guy at Lowe’s was impressed with my skill level.

Back when I was way younger. I’d purchased a fixer upper.

My neighbor and I moved into our homes about the same time. He had a partner. They were always working on their house. I sat in my house crying to God about what I couldn’t do. Instead of asking God to show me how to do construction projects.

Finally my neighbor got tired of hearing my cries come through the window and he came over with a used ceiling fan and a drill. He gave me both with a lecture. That particular day my neighbor showed me how to change out light fixtures.

He said, “If you can’t afford to hire someone to do repairs or you don’t know how to do home repairs, you should not own a home.” His words were harsh and truth. From that day to this I have been doing most of my home repairs. And, I’m doing DIY projects just like the pros! Hell! I am a pro! lol

The Prayers of Black Women: 11/22/2020

Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Heavenly Father, thank you for this day. “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14

The Prayers of Black Men: Consuello Hodges

Good morning or good day! I got out of bed late today. I needed to write an online prayer but I couldn’t find the words. I pray every day all day, yet, when it comes to writing public prayers I struggle for words. So! As my soul scrambled to find words to write I scrolled upon Consuello’s prayer for today. BINGO! He always have the right words to offer up to God; therefore, I copied, pasted and shared his prayer, again. Let me thank my Heavenly Father for putting Consuello in my life, once again! Have a wonderful day!

Let us begin this Thursday morning in prayer! FATHER, let us not forget we walk by FAITH, and not sight nor our circumstances! Help us today stand on your word and your promises. You said seek first the Kingdom of God and all your righteousness and all things shall be added unto us. Let your Kingdom and word be the first thing we seek today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

The Prayers of a Black Woman: New Day

I’ve suffered cruelly from the hands of those that claimed they loved me. I wanted to believe the lies. Better yet I needed to believe they loved me. And, so, I did! And time after time when I found my loving and lovely heart broken I blamed God. God, believe it or not, is an easy target for our misguided anger over life’s disappointments.

Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Proverbs 4:23-27, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.”

God gives us a mental health care map to living peaceful lives. In His instructions He tells us how to deal with and avoid hurting people in Proverbs 4:23-27. We must understand staying busy doing good things help us live our best life.

PRAYER: Father God, this is a new day with your new mercy given to us because of your grace. Help us, help me, to live this day and everyday that’s productive in giving our lives value affirming we’re loved. Amen

The Prayers of Black Men: Consuello Hodges

When I was too hurt to pray prayers without complaining or feeling negative, God sent a prayer warrior my way. I’m not sure how Consuello Hodges ended up on my Facebook feed; however, his positive posts caught my attention and captivated my wounded soul. Today, may it be always, I’m grateful God saw my need and supplied a solution.

“Let us begin this week in prayer! Father, We’re listening for Your voice even in the midst of immense distractions. The world is spinning in hurt & uncertainty groaning for relief. We’re supposed to be the ones shining a light of hope not joining in the chaos. Help us be who you have called us to be this week. Please strengthen us! In Jesus Name. Amen.”

Caregivers: Do Something Special for Yourself

Yesterday morning I lost my second cell phone, again. As I searched my home that’s filled with stuff, my mind quickly raced back to the following night flight or fight emotion stemming from caring for my mom. But! My mind was fast to remind my soul that my mom died Friday, May 29, 2020.

Life’s funny. I can’t remember birthdays, sometimes I forget names and I always forget my wedding anniversary. Yet, I remember the day, time and date my mom died.

She meant the world to me despite our sometimes mother/daughter contentious relationship.

Somewhere along the way I’d learn to appreciate the gift she and she alone could give me, my life.

If my mom got nothing else right in her journey she was spot on when creating me and for that reason I was and am extremely grateful to her.

Sadly as she struggled to live I placed my life on hold to aid her in living. And when bitter days of resentment whispered in my ear I turned my attention to being grateful. Mainly, because I was grateful and I knew a day would come when she would transition from life to death.

Well, any-who-how, as I franticly searched the house for my phone, I realized no matter what people face they should always do something over the top for themselves every now and again.