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It’s Praying Time

Updated on April 22, 2015
Poetic Reading by me with Lady McKnight
Poetic Reading by me with Lady McKnight | Source


This poem was written to share at a prayer luncheon sponsored by the Women’s Ministry of Apostolic Temple of Jesus Christ. Honored by the invitation from First Lady and ministry president, Min. Vernanda McKnight, I asked God to give me something new to read and we created the following poem entitled “It’s Praying Time.” Click on the link to read the article recap of the Spirit-filled luncheon of love and liberation held at the Double Tree Hotel in Jamaica, NY on Saturday, November 17, 2012.


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Invocation- A Call to Pray
Invocation- A Call to Pray | Source

The importance of prayer


We are to pray without ceasing,
according to God’s word.

Our prayers are vitally needed
based on the constant negative news
we’ve seen and heard.


People everywhere are hurting
from financial, physical, mental
and emotional woes that conflict
the mind and sicken the heart,
tearing down the inner body
until it outwardly shows.


But Paul says in the book of Philippians
do not be anxious about anything;
make all prayer requests and supplications
known to God, with joy and thanksgiving.


Let’s follow Jesus Christ’s example
with God, the Father, in quiet solitude;


He always took time to seek direction
and receive strength to endure
trials and tribulations
for me and you.


It’s praying time in these last days,
the signs foretelling devastation are in our face.
It’s time to intercede for the world-at-large
in compassionate love before the throne of grace.


(Philippians 4:4-7, NKJ)

4Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Be blessed,

Jo Anne Meekins
Inspired 4 U


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      Jo Anne Meekins 

      5 years ago from Queens, NY

      You're welcome William! It the simplest, cost effective and most powerful solution to every situation. In prayer is where you get your direction to move forward in divine guidance and do the most good in situations beyond your control.

      Be blessed.

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      Keep Moving Forward 

      5 years ago from Salisbury, Maryland Living in North Greensboro, NC

      Thanks for the reminder of prayers importance.

    • Inspired 4 U profile imageAUTHOR

      Jo Anne Meekins 

      5 years ago from Queens, NY

      Amen Betty! You have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Holiday weekend as well. An Attitude of Gratitude is essential to living an abundant and contented life in Christ. Thank God for His sufficient grace, mercy and omnipresence.

      Blessings :-)

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      bettybarnesb 

      5 years ago from Bartlett, TN

      Good morning Inspired 4 U! It is so important to develop and maintain a grateful heart and through that deveopment of difficult times, Jesus draws nearer to us. This is when we get that wonderful opportunity to "dwell in His secret plan." Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

      be blessed...

    • Inspired 4 U profile imageAUTHOR

      Jo Anne Meekins 

      5 years ago from Queens, NY

      Thank you Betty! It is indeed a privilege to have unlimited access to God in prayer with the condition our world is in today. We all need to engage in prayer for one another because we've become the "other people" that tragedy happens too around the world. Truth is, we always were, but now it is evidently in our own backyards. sigh. Thank God for Jesus! "Because He lives, I can face tomorrow" and joyfully endure today. :-)

      Be blessed.

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      bettybarnesb 

      5 years ago from Bartlett, TN

      You are so right! It is praying time. Beautifully written.

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