PODCAST: Whyte House Family Spoken Novels #266: I Need Someone to Pray with Me – Chapter 36

Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Novels podcast episode #266. Today we are reading chapter 36 of the novel “I Need Someone to Pray with Me” by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte.

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Over the next two weeks, Aubrey threw herself into her new interior design project. She was confident that she knew Quintin enough to deliver an office makeover he’d be pleased with. She waited expectantly for a phone call from him each day.

“I sure do miss talking with him face-to-face,” she told her girlfriends at their get-together that Friday. “He really has brought a sense of stability to my life. I can’t believe I’m actually counting down the days to his return.”

 

It was late Tuesday evening. Aubrey was filing away the last of her customers’ paperwork when the door chime to her home office rang.

She pressed the button on the intercom. “Who is it?” she asked.

“A friend who can deliver,” a familiar voice replied.

A smile spread across Aubrey’s face. She eagerly pressed the button that released the lock on the door. “You can come in now,” she said trying not to sound too excited. 

As Quintin stepped through the door, Aubrey did all she could to keep from running to him and wrapping her arms around his neck. “It’s so good to see you again!”

“Well, I can tell you want to hug me,” Quintin said extending his arms toward her. Aubrey got up and he pulled her into an embrace. “You’re all I thought about these past two weeks,” he said. “I told my parents all about you, and they can’t wait to meet you.”

“You’re all I thought about too,” Aubrey replied.

He kissed her on the forehead before quietly suggesting that they pray together.

Aubrey missed praying with Quintin. As he prayed, a feeling of oneness seemed to surround them and bind their hearts together. He prayed simply and powerfully to the God they both believed in. And that made Aubrey feel secure. She felt like she could stay in his arms and listen to him pray forever.

“Have you stopped by your office yet?” Aubrey asked as he released her from his embrace.

“Not yet. I was hoping you would come with me,” he said taking her hand.

When they arrived at his office, Aubrey unlocked the door and stepped aside so he could enter.

Quintin stopped just inside the door. “Wow! Is this my office?” he exclaimed.

“Like what you see?” Aubrey asked with a smile.

The hand Quintin had raised to flip the light switch dropped to his side without completing its task. The light coming from the desk lamp with the burgundy and black shade bathed the room in a soft glow. The atmosphere was calm, serene, and inviting. New drapes—black with burgundy and gold tassels—hung from the windows. The cherry oak table seemed to reflect the light in the room. A comfortable couch occupied the corner of the waiting area, accompanied by a tall floor lamp, three matching chairs, and a low oval-shaped cherry oak table. A painting of a mountain range hung on the wall above the couch.

“You outdid yourself,” Quintin said slipping his arm around her waist. “This fits me. And it looks like it came out of a magazine.”

Aubrey beamed with pride. She loved being close to him and she was glad to be able to do something for him.

“I hope you’re not in a hurry to get back,” Quintin said. “I figured we could talk and get caught up on these past two weeks, among other things.”

“And just what do you mean by ‘other things’?” Aubrey teased.

Quintin grinned. “I don’t want to spoil my ‘other things’ for you just yet,” he chuckled. But he reached into his pocket and pulled out a tiny black velvet box.

Aubrey fought to keep from smiling and crying. “What do you have there?” she asked though she already knew.

“Just something I picked up while I was out of town. Something I prayed about a lot. Something that cost a lot of money. Something I’d really like to have the privilege of giving away to someone special,” Quintin said as he leaned down to kiss Aubrey. 

As Quintin took her hand and led her to the couch, Aubrey thought her heart would beat its way out of her chest. She sat down and Quintin sat beside her.

Slowly, Quintin opened the small black velvet box. “Will you marry me, Aubrey Jamison?” he asked.

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Thank you for joining us for this episode of Whyte House Family stories. You may purchase a copy of this novel and any other Christian fiction books read on this podcast from Amazon.com. 

Now, dear listener, please know that God—the divine Author of all things—wants to write a great story with your life as well. But first you must give Him the pen by trusting Him with the life He gave you and surrendering your heart to Jesus Christ as Savior. Here is how:

 

  1. Accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:20: “For there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Romans 3:23 reads: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” 

 

  1. Accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

 

  1. Accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” The Bible says in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

 

  1. Accept the fact that you cannot do anything to save yourself! The Bible states in Ephesians 2: 8, 9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

 

  1. Accept the fact that God loves you more than you love yourself, and that He wants to save you from hell. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

 

  1. With these facts in mind, please repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and pray and ask Him to come into your heart and save you this very moment. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

 

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

May God bless you until next time.

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