The Prayer of Faith

“God is my help in every need. God does my every hunger feed. God walks beside me, guides my way through every moment of this day…”

Hannah More Kahous’, Prayer of Faith

On Sunday, we concluded the Worship Celebration singing, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love; no, not just for some, but for everyone.” One of the ways that we spread love in the world is through our prayers.

Every day, pray over yourself. Pray over your loved ones. Pray over your business and work. Pray over your community, country and the world. Someone is blessed when you pray.

When Hanna More Kahous wrote the Prayer of Faith in the early 20th century, she never knew that one day, thousands and perhaps millions, including a woman in Chicago by the name of Johnnie Colemon, would be blessed by it. Because Hanna prayed and committed her prayer to
paper, Johnnie was assured that she didn’t have to die after a doctor assured her that she had less than 6 months to live. Because of Hanna’s prayer, Johnnie didn’t prepare for her funeral. Instead, she boarded a train destined for Missouri to visit the place that dared to publish Ms.
Kahous poem. Imagine in the midst of a shocking medical prognosis, Johnnie found hope in the form of a prayer—a prayer that Ms Kahous prayed and then shared.

Like Ms Kahous, your prayers are powerful. Prayers as simple as ‘God is my help’ or ‘God is’ or even ‘God is here’ work wonders every day. As we continue to feature sermons on Prayer, be reminded that your prayers matter. We ask that you remember us in prayer as we remember
you and your family. Pray in faith, affirming what is the absolute truth about you, them and the situation. What I know for sure is that your prayers combined with our prayers will see us all through. God’s got this, so let’s have faith and watch mountains move!

In Faith,
Sheila


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Sheila McKeithen

The Rev. Dr. Sheila McKeithen is the spiritual leader of the Universal Centre of Truth for Better Living in Kingston, Jamaica (uctruthjamaica.org); is the first elected President of the Universal Foundation for Better Living (ufbl.org) and is the Dean of the Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary (jctseminary.org). Rev. Sheila defied the odds in 1986 when her doctors predicted that she had less than six days to live. Nearly 30 years later, Rev. Sheila is alive, alert, enthusiastic, and committed to her mission of serving as a vehicle for hope and healing.

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