On her 6th Wedding Anniversary, Cora Jakes Coleman Reveals her Pre-Marriage Purity Prayer: ‘God, Help Me Stop Giving My Body to Men’

Bishop T.D. Jakes officiates daughter Cora’s romantic 2011 wedding to Richard Brandon Coleman (Credit: Essence)

In 2009, before Bishop T.D. Jakes’ eldest daughter, Cora Jakes Coleman, met her husband, she was tired of engaging in the sin of fornication with various men, and wanted to change.


In a transparent Instagram post, the Potter’s House of Dallas children’s ministry director revealed the purity prayer she said to God prior to meeting and marrying the man of her dreams.

Jakes Coleman said the first words she uttered were these: “God, I am not worthy to ask you of anything. Thank you for having an ear to hear me despite what I am guilty of. Thank you for healing me and accepting me and my mess.”

God I am not worthy to ask you of anything. Thank you for having an ear to hear me inspite of what I am guilty of. Thank you for healing me and accepting me and my mess. God please help me not to point my favor in the wrong direction. God help me to stop giving my body to men that only value my body, but not my mind or spirit. Help me to stop falling for my will and not submitting to yours. I just want to be loved really loved. I’m tired of being hurt over and over again. God I want love unconditionally. God I’m tired of people betraying me and taking advantage of me. Please send me someone to protect me. Help me to submit to you God so that I can be found spirit first by the man who is called by you to love me. God cause my spirit to feel peace when I meet him Amen. This was my prayer for my husband wherever he was October 2009, and after diligently seeking God and stepping away from my flesh to get connected to my spirt suddenly God brought me the most amazing man I have ever known. He was not perfect, but he was amazing. This man of mine he would become a man that would teach me how to survive our worst of times with God, and experience our best with God. He is the love of my entire world, the lover of my body, the guider of my spirit and the deliverer of my soul. He is my lover, he is my redeemer, he is my deliverer, he is my bestfriend, he is my breath, my tears, and the reason I ever desire to be anything different. He changed my name, and I am grateful that God would give me the honor of being loved by him. For all the days of my life good days and bad days, hurts, healing, pains, battles, war, fights, loss of children, ups, and downs, sufferings, struggles, every lesson we have learned and every lesson we have taught. For every storm, mountain, for every time you tried to tell me about them and I didn’t listen & you loved me anyway. For every fall you my dear husband Richard Brandon Coleman are the reason I choose to stand again and I stand because of the strength of you brought and given by God. I love you more than words could say. Happy Anniversary: The worlds @SkiiVentura, but My Everything I bless God for the breath of you. Mrs.Cora Brionne Coleman

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Admitting she had repeatedly stumbled and fallen in the area of sexual purity, the repentant preacher’s daughter cried out, “God, help me to stop giving my body to men that only value my body, but not my mind or spirit. Help me to stop falling for my will and not submitting to Yours. I just want to be loved, really loved. I’m tired of being hurt over and over again.”

Though Jakes Coleman, like her younger sister Sarah Jakes Roberts who gave birth at age 14, grew up under the guidance of one of America’s best-known charismatic preachers, for a season, the word of God didn’t penetrate her sexual practices throughout singlehood.

But she was ready to walk a new path, one without all the compromise and heartbreak, that would, in the end, lead to her future husband finding her to be a virtuous, sold-out-for-Christ woman.

“God, I’m tired of people betraying me and taking advantage of me,” Jakes Coleman went on. “Please send me someone to protect me. Help me to submit to you God so that I can be found spirit-first by the man who is called by you to love me. God, cause my spirit to feel peace when I meet him. Amen.”

According to Jakes Coleman, this purity prayer was the turning point in her love life. The Holy Spirit shifted her desires from seeking flesh-fulfillment to pursuing a spiritually-strong, committed relationship with Christ.

“After diligently seeking God and stepping away from my flesh to get connected to my spirit, suddenly God brought me the most amazing man I have ever known,” said the author of Faithing It: Bringing Purpose Back to Your Life.

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SOURCE: EEW Magazine – Dana Johnson