PODCAST: Whyte House Family Spoken Novels #273: I Know What Prayer Can Do – Chapter 3

Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Novels podcast episode #273. Today we are reading chapter 3 of the novel “I Know What Prayer Can Do” by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte.

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Around eleven o’clock that evening, Aubrey received a phone call from Jennifer.

“Jennifer, where are you? I came back from my honeymoon to find you missing. No one has heard from you—not even Brad.”

“Hi, Aubrey. How was your honeymoon?” Jennifer asked.

“Great! But we’re more concerned about you. What’s going on and where in the world are you?” Aubrey asked.

“Well, something very important came up,” Jennifer said quietly.

“What?” Aubrey asked.

“I … I … can’t say exactly what it is,” Jennifer said.

“Jennifer, we’re friends. Wait until Simone and Kelli hear about this. Your problem is our problem,” Aubrey reminded her. “I mean what’s a friend if you can’t share your problems with her? So what’s going on?”

Jennifer hesitated.

“Jennifer, I’m still the same Aubrey I was before I got married.”

“Your being married has nothing to do with it,” Jennifer said. “It’s something next to nothing. Forget I said anything.”

“Something next to nothing does not lead a friend to disappear for two weeks.”

After some silence, Jennifer said all in one breath, “I’m glad everything went well for your honeymoon. However, it’s getting late, so I’ll let you go. I know you have the ladies’ meeting tomorrow, Bye, Aub –”

“Wait! Are you coming out tomorrow?”

Click.

“She’s acting weird,” Aubrey said to Quintin who was almost asleep. “Something’s not right. Something is just not right.”

“I’m sure she’ll let you know when the time is right. Just be happy she did call you. Let’s pray and get some sleep. You have a busy day tomorrow,” Quintin said in the middle of a yawn.

“What about you?” Aubrey said sliding under the sheets and cuddling up to her husband.

“I may touch base with Leyton Patterson about Kiera’s situation. Other than that, I’ll have a free day. Come on over closer and hold me tighter. Dream about me tonight. Okay?”

“Okay,” Aubrey giggled. “I’ll try.”

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Monday evening after Aubrey and Quintin’s wedding, Brad took Jennifer out to dinner.

“How do you feel about your friends all being married?” Brad asked.

“I’m very happy for them,” Jennifer said with a smile.

“So have you decided on a date yet for us to tie the knot?”

Jennifer lowered her eyes twisting the engagement ring back and forth on her finger.

“Hell-o-o,” Brad said, touching her on the arm. “Are you here or over there somewhere?”

“Yes,” Jennifer said, nodding her head with a faint smile.

“I figured six months from today should give you and your friends time to get rested up,” Brad said.

“Yes,” Jennifer said, nodding again.

“I can’t wait to see you coming down the aisle in your bridal dress.”

Jennifer gave a faint smile. She took a long sip from her soda.

Brad drew his eyebrows together. “Is something bothering you?” he asked.

“Oh, no, no,” Jennifer said, forcing a smile. “I guess I’m just tired. Putting together a wedding does tire you out.”

“I can imagine. You’ve broken just about every dinner date I planned while you all were preparing for it. I wish you had told me you were tired. We could have gone out another night,” Brad said. “Come on. Let’s get you home so you can get some rest. I’ll give you a call tomorrow.”

Before Jennifer could settle down in her bed, her phone rang. She reached over to answer it but pulled her hand back. The answering machine picked up the message:

 

Jennifer, this is Diego Francia. My family and I are back in the U.S. for a permanent stay. My house number is the same as is the address. My cell number is the same and so is my wife’s. You are a month behind on your contract with us. Please let me hear from you by tomorrow evening.

 

The same message as before, Jennifer thought. An old fear she thought she would never have to relive took a hold of her again. Lord, what am I going to do? Why did they have to come back? It seemed like just yesterday when this nightmare all began. Don’t tell me I have to live with it for the rest of my life.

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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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