The Prayer Room
Enter into the presence of God.
Let us pray together.
Hear my(our) prayer. O LORD (Psalm 86:6a)
Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee. Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily. (Psalm 86:2-3)
Giving honor to God, recognizing our State President Dr. Ellen Jamerson, our International President Dr. Margaret Payton, all Vice Presidents, and our Executive Board Chair. I greet everyone here in the name of Jesus, whom is the head of my life.
“Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6)
We have kept in mind that prayer is one of the most powerful weapons God has given us, and we have the liberty of using this weapon to God’s glory.
We have been in prayer for the Ukrainian refugees and families. Families continue to cope daily and look for hope during this conflict. Exodus 22:21 declares: “Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.”
We have been in much prayer for the education of our children and grandchildren all over the land. It has not been easy for them in the last couple of years. Nor has it been easy for the parents, educators, and bus drivers. There have been much gun violence and trouble in the city streets. Children are still walking to school because of a shortage of bus drivers. Teachers are walking elementary school children to designated areas to catch a safe ride home after school. The pandemic caused much inconvenience for all.
We must join together in prayer for children everywhere to gain the education, wisdom, and discernment they need to reach the fullness of life that God have for them. We base our prayers on Matthew 25:40 that declares “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, In as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” We as parents must hold fast to Solomons words of wisdom in Proverbs 22:6. Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
We pray constantly for Peace on earth. Our world is full of hurting families and nations torn apart. Millions of people live in countries with conflict and violence. Pray with us for people living in fragile contexts and conflict zones. This consists of the world’s poorest people living in places that are extremely dangerous for children.
Some experts call these dangerous places "fragile contexts" - where chronic instability, conflict, and violence leave large numbers of children caught in a trap of extreme vulnerability coupled with crippling poverty. Psalm 13:3-5 gives us hope in the midst of this devastating situation. “Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death; Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved. But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.”
Help us continue to pray for to end global hunger. Hunger is a problem that has plagued humanity for a thousand years, and it continues to haunt us. Let us also pray for the people that reach out to help the hungry.
We are encouraged in prayer because the word of the Lord tells us in Psalm 22:26 that the meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the Lord that seek him: your heart shall live forever.
We raised our heads and looked toward heaven for our alliances of the VAMWMW, the IAMWMW, and the NE Regionals. We’ve asked God to bless all the officers and organizations in all that they do. We’ve prayed for safe travels that even on this day that all of us will be protected from hurt, harm and danger, and covered by the precious blood of Jesus. We prayed to God to put us back together again to serve the community physically, and He did just that! Psalm 37:4 declares: Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
We have been in constant prayer that the doors of all churches will continue to open as this pandemic gives way for safer worship. We pray much for the widows and the widowers; we pray for peace and comfort during their time of bereavement.
As I end my report we humbly sought God by often visiting 2 Chronicles 7:14 where God told Solomon, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”