Christian evangelist and national bestselling author, Daniel Whyte III, has written and published a prayer that is fitting for our times.
It is called “The Life Prayer,” and expresses a desire for God to prepare us for the many eventualities that we all face — good days, bad days, laughter, tragedy, weddings, funerals, life, and death.
While the prayer acknowledges the negativities of life, it is also a reminder that there is much positivity that we can focus on. It echoes the words of the Wise Preacher Solomon, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die… A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance…” (Ecclesiastes 2).
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The text of the prayer, for easy copying, is below.
The Life Prayer
God, prepare us for good days and bad days,
prepare us for laughter and tragedy,
prepare us for weddings and funerals,
prepare us for life and death.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
–Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.
He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.
He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.