In his new book, national bestselling author, Daniel Whyte III, encourages readers to use prayer as a way to prepare for the many eventualities that we all face — good days, bad days, laughter, tragedy, weddings, funerals, life, and death. Based on the prayer of the same name, The Life Prayer: A Prayer You Should Pray Every Day of Your Life, is a succinct dialogue on the importance of being ready for life events.
The prayer at the core of the book is as follows:
God, prepare us for good days and bad days,
prepare us for celebrations and tragedies,
prepare us for weddings and funerals,
prepare us for life and death.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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…”
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.
He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts. He preached the Gospel for 100 days straight leading up to the 2012 election, and he preached the Gospel for 367 days straight throughout the controversial 2016 presidential election season.
He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree. He holds 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 also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College.
He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.