The Battle of Prayer

The battle of prayer is against two things in the earthlies: wandering thoughts, and lack of intimacy with God’s character as revealed in His word. Neither can be cured at once, but they can be cured by discipline. – Oswald Chambers Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. – Psalm 25:1 Prayer […]

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Somehow, In Some Shape…It Came

I never prayed sincerely and earnestly for anything but it came at some time; no matter at how distant a day, somehow, in some shape, probably the least I would have devised, it came. – Adoniram Judson Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out […]

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The True Church

The true church lives and moves and has its being in prayer. – Leonard Ravenhill Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually. – 1 Chronicles 16:11 Prayer Starter Prompt (PSP) Heavenly Father, glory be to Your name. Thank You for being long suffering with me. Lord, give me a mind to pray […]

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God – First In Our Thoughts

The men and women who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees. He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking Him the rest of the day. If God is not first in our […]

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The Desire for Prayer

Therefore, whether the desire for prayer is on you or not, get to your closet at the set time; shut yourself in with God; wait upon Him; seek His face; realize Him; pray. – R. F. Horton Lord, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto […]

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Early Will I Seek Thee

I ought to pray before seeing any one…Christ arose before day and went into a solitary place. David says: ‘Early will I seek thee’…I feel it is far better to begin with God—to see his face first, to get my soul near him before it is near another. – Robert Murray M’Cheyne Hear me when […]

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A Tribute to My Father

Dear YBW: Greetings! I trust that this series of Letters have been a help and a blessing to you. I hope that you will read it, read it again, and then pass it on to another young black woman who may be struggling to find her way in this sometimes confusing and hostile world. Below, […]

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If You Are Hurting…

Dear YBW: My prayer is that you are doing well and that you have never experienced some of the terrible things that we so unfortunately, and so often, hear about in the news today, such as rape, teenage pregnancy with the father leaving you behind to carry the load, sexual abuse by people you trusted, […]

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Papa’s Pet Peeves

(7 Miscellaneous Rules for Young Black Women) Dear Daughters & YBW: I pray that you are doing well today, and I hope that you are enjoying your life. I have some pet peeves in regard to the young ladies in my household, and I thought I would share them with you as well. These things […]

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