WATCH: Pastor Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago Debut New Single, “War”; Jenkins and Wife, Tara, Also Release Free Prayer Guide

Listen to the latest single from Pastor Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago. Jenkins’ last single, “Awesome”, reached #1 on Gospel charts. The song has been promoted on The Yolanda Adams Morning Show and the James Fortune Show.

According to a promotional release: “War” is a brand new church anthem of victory, faith, determination, and spiritual resolve from Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago. Written by Jenkins, “War” embodies a motivational message rooted in 2 Corinthians 10:4 and Ephesians 5:10-18 inspiring you to bear down using the power of prayer, praise, focus, and faith during every moment of your life. It’s been said “life is not a beach, it’s a battlefield.” If that’s true, this song is for you!

Pastor Charles Jenkins and his wife Tara Jenkins have also released the “#War Prayer Guide” which includes the lyrics of the song as well as 12 devotionals, sample prayers, and Scriptural confessions. The prayer guide can be downloaded here (PDF).

Below is an excerpt from the prayer guide.


Written by Charles & Tara Jenkins, 2013

Verse 1
I got joy in my soul
God is in control
I got Satan on my trail
But I’m singing all is well
He’s attacking everyday
But I’m watching while I pray
No matter the attack
I won’t turn back
‘Cause This Means War

This means war
I Plead, I Plead The Blood
This means war

Verse 2
I’ve been in the storm and the rain
But the blood still stays the same
Whatever’s going wrong
My war clothes are on
I might be in a daze
But you can’t have my praise
Whatever the attack
I won’t turn back
‘Cause This Means War

This means war
I Plead I Plead The Blood
This means war

You can’t have my family
You can’t have my increase
You can’t have my breakthrough
You can’t have my, you can’t have my
You can’t, you can’t, you can’t, I Plead
I Plead, I Plead the Blood
‘Cause this means war…

Fighting for Your Family


Whatever God brings together, Satan wants to destroy. Your family is your special unit, your home team, your distinct, and unique biological tribe. Your family is uniquely yours although you may not always feel the love. Every family faces challenges, attacks, trials, opportunities and great blessings. Satan wants your family broken, tattered, torn, splintered, and fragmented. Satan wants your home to be a hub of hatred, dissension, confusion, chaos, and restlessness. But you must reject that notion, fighting with everything for God’s goodness to be alive within your family. You must be intentional in your family vision, family values, family virtues and your quest for victory within your family. Love is the foundation, faith is the fuel, hard work is the key, but tenacity is your secret weapon. God wants you to fight for your family while He is fighting with and for you!!!

Here is a prayer you can pray for/with your family:

Lord God, we thank you for our family. You and only you brought this unique group of individuals together for your purposes to be fulfilled. We thank you that you order our steps as individuals and as a family. Help us to live lives that are pleasing to you in the way that we speak to each other, interact with one another and love each other. We pray right now that by the power of the Holy Spirit, we would sense attack when it comes and we would use our spiritual weapons to fight against the enemy and not each other. Help us to love openly, encourage consistently, support strongly and grow purposefully. We thank you in advance for how you will use our family as a testimony of your goodness and your greatness. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen!

Here are some characteristics you must work for and pray for:

  • Unconditional Love
  • Godly Vision
  • Consistent Peace
  • Continuous Joy
  • Unwavering Hope

Here is a Scriptural confession you can recite as a family:

We confess as a family, according to the words of Isaiah 54:17 that no weapon formed against my family shall prosper. We confess our family is blessed, our family is fun, our family is strong, our family is whole and our family is anointed. We thank you Lord for your favor, your grace and your love. We believe your word is true, complete and without error. We know that your word will accomplish what it says it will accomplish. We work for victory, and have faith for victory within our family in the name of Jesus!


About Charles Jenkins

For the past 13 years Jenkins has been widely known as the Senior Pastor of the historic Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago, a rapidly growing multi-location congregation founded by civil rights pioneer Reverend Clay Evans. Under Jenkins’ leadership at Fellowship, each year thousands of individuals in need are fed, clothed and impacted through various outreach efforts.

Jenkins is also Founding President of Fellowship Educational and Economic Development Corporation (FEED), a 501c3 that focuses on education, community development, job creation, public safety, and urban renewal in Chicago inner-city neighborhoods. FEED is currently leading a $26 million effort known as The Legacy Project estimated to produce 400 new jobs creating a socioeconomic oasis to enhance Chicago’s Southside. Under the FEED umbrella, Jenkins also founded Gladiators, a mentoring program that focuses on teaching young African-American men how to fight to win in life. Additionally among many efforts to curb Chicago’s violence, Jenkins convened street gang founders to broker strategies for intervention and peace.

Jenkins’ service to others spans beyond his local context to global efforts. He has traveled internationally serving the poor alongside leaders of Charity Water, who build clean water wells around the world and with World Vision who feed and educate millions globally. In 2010, he convened recording artists such as Common, Lalah Hathaway, Donald Lawrence, Marvin Sapp and others along with national leaders for a benefit known as Chicago’s Hope for Haiti which raised over $150,000 for victims of the devastation.

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