The Prayer’s of Black Women: Praying Mental Burnout

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

Lord for many people this has been a stressful week.  And I know one of those people personally.  She is the reason for this prayer.

Her name is Sandy.  My friend Sandy is mentally tired.  She has a few medical issues; and, Lord, despite her health challenges she continues to try to work in your vineyard.   She has done more than her share in making sure the women in the group get coupons each week.  She made sure we knew what stores had the best deals.  Lord, she updated her email “free and cheap list” to us everyday!  Lord, she made sure to update the coupon log week.  And with all that she was doing no one could send her photos of items on sale.  She didn’t ask much of us and she gave more than people were willing to give.  Please heal her from the spirit of burnout.  Give her a second wind of breath for our coupon ministry.  Show her you are walking by her side and she is not alone.

Lord this week Christy has decided she would not help us get coupons for our ministry.  Christy’s decision is weighing heavy on Sandy’s heart because it has come when our ministry does not have another avenue to collect coupons in abundance.  And Sandy is trying to mentally and emotionally accept the door being closed; therefore, in her efforts of accepting our groups fate she has realized she has neglected her professional and personal duties.

I’m not sure why Christy will no longer collect coupons for our group but you do.  And when it comes to Christy, Lord, I pray that you bless her for being a wonderful blessing to us.  I pray your protection over her newest adventure as I wish her well.

Lord I ask that you help us to keep the group together by opening up avenues for us to get coupons in abundance.  Your word says, “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”  Malachi 3:10

Lord, I believe in your ability!  I claim the coupon blessings in your Holy name!

Lord, in closing my prayer for this moment, I humbly ask that you please help Sandy and others like Sandy to find a balance between ministry work, professional and personal responsibilities.  Amen

The Prayer’s of Black Women: Do Not Let Them Be Fools

Artist:  Henry Lee Battle
Artist: Henry Lee Battle

And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men.  Matthew 6:1

Lord please comfort the hearts of the lonely.  Fill their minds with fruits of Thanksgiving.  Do not let them be fooled and fools when it comes to searching for a relationship and love.  Let them see those they like as they truly are.  And when you show that those people aren’t good for them please give them your strength to move on.  But should you send them a soul mate teach them how to love them unconditionally.  Give them each what they need to cultivate the perfect love between a man and a woman.  Amen

Prayer’s of Black Women: A Morning Prayer

Artist:  Henry Lee Battle
Artist: Henry Lee Battle

So far today God, I have done all right.  I haven’t gossiped.  I haven’t lost my temper, and haven’t been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or over-indulgent.  And I haven’t told anyone to mind his own business and stay out of mine.  I’m really glad about that.

But in a few minutes, God, I’m going to get out of bed; and from then on I’m probably going to                                                                                    need a lot of help.  ~Author                                                                                          Unknown

The Prayer’s of Black Women: Lord Please Bless Birth Mother’s

Artist:  Henry Lee Battle
Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Lord, my prayer today is for women that have given their children up for adoption.  Please comfort their hearts in knowing they made the right choice.  Please let them know that it’s not for others to say who should keep their child or who should give their child to another.  Please let them know that it is stronger woman than I that can bless another family with the gift of life.  Lord, please help the adoptive parent(s) receive their precious gifts with understanding of the sacrifices made for them to be parents.  Please guide the adoptive parent(s) on their journey so the birth mother’s parental sacrifice is not in vain.  Amen.

The Prayer’s of Black Women: Praying For The Homeless

Artist:  Henry Lee Battle
Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.  Be of the same mind toward one another.  Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble.  Do not be wise in your own opinion.  ~Roman 12:15-16

Today, Lord, give me the ability to push my troubles temporarily aside.  As you give me the comforting words to say to a friend in distress.  Lord, I also ask that you give me the words to pray for the homeless everywhere.  

Lord it is easy to take your blessings for granted when personal wants are fulfilled.  It’s easy to forget about those that are sincerely in need as long as personal needs are being met.  

Heavenly Father, this morning I’m praying that you touch the hearts of those that are blessed with a roof over their heads, food in their stomachs, clothes on their backs and shoes on their feet with a spirit of thanksgiving.  Lord, help them to see, myself included, how blessed we truly are despite of unachieved goals.  Help us to become steadfast in giving to the less fortunate with cheerful hearts.  

Lord watch over the homeless.  Give them their next meal without question or delay.  

Your Loving Daughter ~Annette

The Prayer’s of Black Women: Overcoming Infidelity

So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate. ~Matthew 19:6

Artist:  Henry Lee Battle
Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Whisper your heavenly love to the wounded soul oh Lord.  Heal broken hearts with your divine touch.

For again someone feels they have fallen short of your glory by not guarding their heart.  Lord replace their sorrow with joy.  Because in all sincerity they thought they were doing what you expected of them as spouses; and as a result of truly trusting their loved ones their hearts were broken by infidelity.

Their spouses silence, without complaint, lead them to believe all was well with the their lives as a couple and as a family.  But as infidelity deeds are and were being uncovered the illusion of perfect relationships and family units are being destroyed.

Lord, please help the victims of infidelity in this delicate moment; as you spiritually work on their companions moral values by cutting away relationship deceptions and replacing spiritual corruption with Fruit of the Holy Spirit.

Strengthen these victims Lord with your words, presence and unconditional love.  Give them the ability to forgive quickly.  As you sustain their marriage with the bonds of holy commitment.  So that both will continue nurturing a lasting matrimony.  Lord quiet inner turmoil of shame, anger, deception, hopelessness, selfishness, disappointment, lack of trust, and the feelings of loss by replacing each emotion with love and understanding.  Amen

Your Loving Daughter ~Annette