Civil Rights activist and literary titan Maya Angelou wrote in Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer,
“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”
Sarah Jakes Roberts, author, co-pastor, and media personality, who so happens to be the daughter of author and filmmaker Pastor T.D. Jakes, said in a video posted on Facebook,
“Dear Strong Friend,
I don’t need you to be strong with me. You can let me have all that pain and all those fears. I didn’t create you to be a machine. I created you to feel. I know how hard it is holding all of that within. I created you to be human. I created you to be real. – God”
“We thank You, Father God, that You are searching our hearts and illuminating our relationships. If anyone in our lives is slowing us down and keeping us from our promise or just picking on our promise, reveal it to us…we ask You to help us move in healthy relationships and right community, with people who are for us and not against us, just as they are for You and not against You. In Jesus’s name, amen,”
Pastor Michael Todd of Transformation Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, wrote in his bible study book, Relationship Goals Study Guide.
Lifestyle blogger and author Sopha Rush said in an Instagram post,
“God, I pray for healing & comfort for anyone dealing with heartache. I pray that they find refuge in You in the midst of their pain. May You continue to give them the strength to keep going. To push through these dark moments & know You are with them every step of the way.”
The founder of the motherhood tribe Live Deeply Rooted went on to say in another post,
“God, I want to pray for anyone who is being held hostage by their thoughts that they aren’t adequate enough to do what you have called them to do. I pray you break every chain that wants to hold them back & cause fear to take root. I ask you remove anything that’s not from You.
“Almighty God, giver of life and health: Send your blessing on all who are sick, and upon those who minister to them, that all weakness may be vanquished by the triumph of the risen Christ; who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen,”
it says in Enriching Our Worship 2 created by The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music.
“Lord, we come to you today to pray for our closest friends and companions on this earth. We pray that you give them the strength to overcome their battles as well as the insight to help us overcome ours. You know, Jesus, that this world can be tough, and we just ask your guiding hand to work in and through us to say, do and be exactly who you need us to be to guide each other back to your light,”
it says in a post on Dayspring.com by Gini.
Social media breakout star Tabitha Brown shared a message of positivity to her followers,
“I know the weight of the world feels heavy, but you can’t get stuck in this place, okay? It’s time to focus on the light. You’ve been in the darkness for long enough. This is not the end. Life is not over. You’re still living that means you still got living to do. Purpose.”