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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Sisters In Spirit Have Banquet

By: Gordon Jackson

Sisters In Spirit Have Banquet

It was very clear of the message the Stepping Out with P&P Banquet was making this weekend.

 

Pray, pray, pray. When you’re done, pray some more, then don’t forget to pray.

 

“More prayer, more power,” said Angela King, founder and president of the Women Praying for Christ Ministry, organizers of the banquet. “Pray without ceasing, pray all the time.”

 

Stepping Out with P&P (Prayer and Praise), held at the Crown Plaza-Market Center, added preaching, entertainment and the presentation of awards in between the praying sessions, making for a full evening of spiritual fulfillment.

 

King explained that it’s part of her ministry’s philosophy that prayer is empowering and can truly lead to enriching one’s life.

 

“God’s waiting to bless you, prayer changes things,” said King, a former bank manager who said she was led by God to form the organization in June 2004, steering her away from her personal pursuit of opening a boutique. In that brief time, Women Praying For Christ Ministry has recruited over 100 prayer volunteers, representing 25 states and nine countries and has received over 4,000 prayer requests. She challenged those in attendance to move out of their comfort zones to help expand the ministry.

 

“We need to get out of our cliques and groups and step out,” said King. “We need to be about the kingdom-building business. When you’ve stopped praying for yourself, pray for somebody else.”

 

Dianne Gibson, known to Dallasites as “Miss Community,” served as one of the three main speakers. Speaking of how prayer gave her strength through tragedy and adversity, she educated the audience that prayer does not have to always be done in formal settings or under certain gatherings.

 

“We need to pray more than just on Sundays and before dinner,” said Gibson. “We’ve got to stand bold for Christ. Whenever you’re in a hostile environment, whether it be at home or work, you pray.”

 

Pastor Lucretia Cooksey of Jubilee United Methodist Church said that prayer develops a critical connection in one’s spiritual relationship.

 

“Sooner or later, your well will run dry and you’ll need water to supply your needs,” said Cooksey. “Go with God and you can be assured that the water from your well will never run dry.”

 

Minister Joyce Robinson also gave a spirited sermon. Yvonne Craig challenged the attendees to stop being “yo-yo Christians.”

 

Gospel singers Rick James and Valerie Williams led the way in entertainment, along with the First Baptist Church of Hamilton Park Praise Team, “Jazz for Jesus” saxophonist Dean Mills and high energy praise dancing performed by praise dance teams from Jubilee United Methodist Church and Friendship-West Baptist Church.

 

Diane Frazier, head of the growing women’s ministry at First Baptist Church of Hamilton Park, was one of two recipients of the Willie Mae Sholars Award, named in honor of King’s mother. The other award went to Annie Frazier, considered as FBCHP’s First Lady, being the widow of former pastor Jesse Lee Foster and the mother of current co-pastors Gregory and Anthony Foster. Devoted volunteer Connie Greer took home the President’s Award.

 

Meal on Wheels of Tarrant County, the event’s charity of choice, received a $1,000 donation check.

 

For more information about Women Praying for Christ Ministries, visit www.womenprayingforchrist.org.


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