The Prayer’s of Black Women: Praying for Physicians

Artist:  Henry Lee Battle
Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread.  Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.  Matthew 6:9 – 13

Heavenly Father thank you for this day we have never seen before.  Father God it’s Wednesday!

Lord today I want to pray for medical doctors everywhere.  Lord, I’m asking that you be with them today and everyday.  They are the heart of society.  I’m asking that you give them wisdom to act upon on their patients needs.  Amen

Prayer: Open Our Understanding

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Artist: Henry Lee Battle

My 3rd great grandfather was a slaved and freed during his forties.  After being freed he acquired over 600 plus acres of Louisiana land.  That land is still being passed down from generation to generations.  Sadly, as the family grows so does family discord over the land.  It’s not enough to share among the descendants; and, as a result, greed has set in.

My husband and I own land in the southern part of Colorado.  I’ve taken my great grandfather’s outlook on building wealth.  I’ve studied his life and have learned that prosperity is built by hard work and often owning land.

The US government has given many American’s a windfall!  That is really pennies from Heaven.  And, unfortunately, many American’s will piss the money away.  Should my husband and I get stimulus checks the money will be invested.

PRAYER: 

Heavenly Father, the day is coming to a close.  Thank you for such a grand opportunity.  The seconds, minutes and hours allowed me to research investment avenues.  Father God, open my eyes and my understanding concerning building wealth.  Help me make sound investment decisions with all that you bless me with.  Amen

Place A Protective Covering of Us

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Lord, thank you for your grace and your mercy.  Father, God, the world is still suffering from COVID-19.  And, sadly, most Americans feel they are immune to the virus despite CDC’s warnings and government suggestions.

If we, Americans, don’t join together and set healthier boundaries beyond what officials have suggested it will change the face of America and the world forever.  And it grieves me to learn that Black communities are being hit the hardest.

I don’t know why so many Black people won’t follow the rules.  Including one of my own children.  Or could it be that hospital’s are sending infected black people home, and, as a result, they are infecting others.  And!  It infuriates me to know my son lied to me to gain shelter.  And, I allowed him back into the house after being places only you know of.

Please protect me and Michael from Kaleph’s foolishness.  Michael and I are following the rules.  We’re staying home.  We’re practicing social distance.  We’re concern about ourselves as well as others.

Lord, Black people are at the bottom of the list when it comes to receiving quality healthcare and barely on that list as being part of the human race.  We deserve services to sustain life and lives.  Yet, it always seem we’re last to receive fair treatment despite our stations in a world you created.

Lord, quicken the spirits of my people.  Deliver those that suffer from delusional minds.  Guide us!  We need your help.  Reports are showing we’re dying at records numbers.  Show us how to protect ourselves, our loved ones, our friends and our family during these perilous times.  Let there truly become unity in the black communities.  Not because we are better or want more than other races but because we’re dying at record numbers.  Amen

Praying for World Favour

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Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanks giving, present your request to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Amen

Good morning, Lord!  Today I ask that you pour out your favour on the World.  Amen

Praying for Hope

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I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.  Psalm 34:4

Good morning, Lord.  Today, I ask that you remove fear concerning COVID-19 and instill hope in everyone.  Hope is much needed during this pandemic.

In Colorado medical professionals are so scared that they are of no use to the sick.  Lord, please help until you can help.  Amen

Praying for Medical Supplies

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Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you. Proverbs 2:11

Good morning, Lord.  Today, I humbly ask that you provide the US with a suitable laboratory.  Give the people there the courage needed to create and produce test kits for COVID-19.  America and it’s people need them badly!  If we had ample supply medical personnel could test people without question. Testing without question would ease the minds of many Americans.  We’re all scared Lord.  Please protect the county I love and the World.  Amen

 

Protection for Medical Professionals

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Artist: Henry Lee Battle

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  Isaiah 41:10

Prayer:  Good morning, Lord.  Today I pray you will pour out your guidance and wisdom within each medical professional community.  Show them how to combat COVID-19.  Protect each person as they become your legs, arms and body in an effort to heal your people.  Amen

Lord Help Until You Can Help

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Heavenly Father, the world is in a pandemic crises.  We have a virus that is killing people in days and or weeks by the hundreds.  It’s called COVID-19.  It’s new to the world but not to you.  You know all and see all.  And, you know where this virus was created and what it was created with.  Lord, help until you can help.  Amen

 

Ms. Germophobe: Groceries

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By now my once estranged family have concluded I’m a germophobe.  And, I don’t care what they think about my inherent behavior because most of my friends are germaphobes.  Conversations between my friends and me are usually briefing and debriefing each other on how to keep ourselves safe from this Coronavirus flu.  Like, yesterday, I talked to my friend Yvonne as I stood for nearly and hour wiping down groceries.

I was a fussy Gussy!  I complained about this and about that!  But my biggest complaint was about wiping down everything I purchased.  Normally, I only wiped down things that went into the fridge.  And, now, I gotta wipe down everything I buy.  And, shopping is harder because the shelves are pretty much emptied of American’s favorite foods.  So, I was tired from shopping.  All I wanted to do was lay down.  Truly.

Well, Yvonne,  being my senior, was intrigued I was wiping down my groceries with mild soapy Clorox water.  DO NOT TRY THIS!  I’ve been wiping down my packaged food products for over 4 decades!  So!  I’ve profected the ratio of how much Clorox and dish soap to use along with a technique on wiping packaged food items.  And!  Believe me when I write, I’ve done this for decades.  I’m a germophobe!  And!  Right now I’m wearing the title proudly!

Any-who, I wrote all of the above to write this statement:  I don’t think during this pandemic people realize how easily this virus, like all viruses, spread.  We’re so use to buying foods after it’s been touch/handled by others and bringing it home and putting it away.  Up till now, most people, including me, didn’t really think about such because most food is packaged or canned.  But!  Now!  My germ detective radar is working at full capacity!  So my thoughts have turned to:  “If one person unknowingly has the virus or a person is a carrier then everything they touch could be infected with the virus.”  This is a classic thought for a germophobe!  Really.

Let’s say, Susan, just a random name I selected, has the virus.  She goes to the groceries.  She picks up a can of beets.  Changes her mind and puts the can back on the shelf.  It’s a great chance that canned product now contains the virus.  You pick the can up and place it in your cart with the rest of your product.  There’s a great chance everything that came in contact with that one can is also contaminated.  So to prevent spreading the virus to myself and others, I’ve been wiping down my packaged and canned foods before putting them away.

The labels on my canned items are wrinkled but I can live with that!

DISCLAIMER:  My theory hasn’t been tested by CDC or scientist.  It’s my theory based upon how I see things; therefore, I do not recommend people wiping down their food items with the product I use or any other chemicals.

It’s Okay to Be Scared Of The Coronavirus

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.  All men are frightened.  The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.  George S. Patton

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A couple of days ago as I was leaving the post office a woman stopped to hold the door for me.  Now, under normal circumstances I would be the first to thank someone for their kind gesture.  But given our current world situation concerning COVID-19 I said to self “move yo black ass out the way.”

In appearance she was “The Little Engine That Could.”  She wasn’t scared of anything.  Her life wasn’t going to be interrupted by fear.  It was clear from her rude comment concerning me opening doors with a disinfectant wipe she had zero tolerance for others who showed a healthy level of fear.

She was on the phone and as I passed by with my wipe she told the person on the other end I was paranoid.  I got to a safe distance and turned around so my voice would project in her direction and said, “sure am.”  She could call me what she wanted but in this case I have enough sense to know no one is immune to this ravishing virus.

Studies have shown Coronavirus stays in the air for 3 hours, on copper 4 hours, on cardboard 24 hours, on stainless steel for 2 to 3 days and on plastic for 3 days.

So!  After reading how long Coronavirus stay on surfaces and in the air, as a germophobe I suggest wearing face mask when in public.  Always wash your hands for over 20 seconds.  And!  Never eat without washing your hands for 30 seconds or longer.  Put currency and coins in a plastic sandwich bag.  Take precautions when opening boxes.  Find a safe place [out of reach from children or pets] in your home to let them safely sit for 24 hours or longer and open them outside.  Throw the box away immediately.  If possible wipe the content with Clorox or Lysol disinfect product.  Disinfect your door handles inside and outside and wash your hands with soap and water for more than 20 seconds.  Clean your kitchen appliances everyday.  Everyday wipe down facets in the bathroom and clean the toilet handle.  Don’t drink out of plastic bottles or cups from public settings.  Take your beverage with you!  Always remember to wash your bottle water and or beverages before placing them in your fridge.

Washing beverages before putting them in my fridge has been a habit of mine for over thirty something years.  My husband use to laugh at my over the top behavior.  Now!  He’s glad that I take extra measures to keep our family safe.  And with that said, remember it’s okay to have healthy fear.  Only a fool will think they’re immune to a health threat.