PODCAST: Whyte House Family Spoken Novels #280: I Know What Prayer Can Do Chapter 10

Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Novels podcast episode #280. Today we are reading chapter 10 of the novel “I Know What Prayer Can Do” by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte.

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Jennifer took her last few dollars and headed for the race tracks. This was her third Saturday visiting there. She had started keeping up with the results of horse racing and seeing which horses placed first, second, or third consistently. I’ll just bet a small amount starting out, she thought. As she passed the city limits, she thought back to the meeting she and her friends had had at the Cherry Blossom Cafe some months ago.

Simone had prayed for a promotion at the bank where she worked and also for her and her fiance to have a long life together.

Well, God answered her prayers, Jennifer thought. Simone was promoted to CEO of the bank, and her and Kelvin got married.

Kelli had prayed to marry Trevor and to be able to provide a happy, loving, and prayerful home for their son, Justin.

Well, God answered her prayers. Trevor came home on a short leave from the military in Afghanistan and they got married. Now, Kelli is getting ready to join him in Germany where they will be together as a family. Jennifer flipped her right blinkers on to change lanes.

Aubrey’s request was to get over the disappointment of a failed marriage, to get a handle on her prayer life, and to start her own home interior design company. Jennifer smiled as she remembered Simone’s addition to Aubrey’s request. “Is that all? How about asking God for a praying man to replace Jamaal? We’ll pray one in for you.”

God certainly answered her prayers, Jennifer thought as she exited the highway. He definitely gave her a praying man in Quintin Rodney. And the Restoration Reset Ministry and her business is going well. 

I cannot ask for a better man than Brad. I should tell him about this thing with the Francia family, but it’s not his problem. I have to take care of this myself. “Lord, I prayed for a peaceful life, but this situation with the Francia family is stealing my peace more and more each day. How much longer will this have to go on?”

Jennifer quietly placed her bet at the office. As she anxiously watched the race, she glanced around every now and then to make sure no one who knew her was there. On this trip, it seemed the tide had turned. The horse she had bet on, Black Shadow, placed sixth. “Thank you,” she said to the man giving out the money. Three hundred dollars, Jennifer sighed as she hurried to her car. I should be grateful considering I lost money on my previous bets.

On returning home, she received a call from Mr. Francia. “We’ll be going on a trip to Spain. I don’t know when we will be back; just deposit the money directly into my account as you have been doing. No late payments, especially while I’m away.”

 

“Diego,” Mr. Francia’s wife said after he hung up the phone, “when are you going to learn? You have no business acumen whatsoever. Every business endeavor you’ve put your hands to has failed. Why can’t you swallow your pride and accept Papa’s offer to work on his farm?”

“I’m above ground work,” Diego said.

“You cannot keep fooling yourself. Mama always says to stay in our calling. She is too nice a person to tell you you have no business skills; but I’m not,” Romina said. Despite her small frame, she stood tall and looked directly into her husband’s eyes. “You have to stop running away from reality. You are a poor business man at best, Diego. I’m tired of moving from one place to another. I’m tired of running with you. It’s not good for Luis nor for us as a family.” 

“I’ll decide what’s good for the family and especially for my son. And don’t you ever forget that.”

Raising her voice, Romina said, “You need to stop using people to shoulder your responsibilities. Luis is our responsibility—not Dr. Cruz’s, or Sullivan’s, and now you’re casting it off on Jennifer. The poor girl is trying to make it through medical school to help children like Luis. You’ve got to stop running away from life.”

“Shut up!” Diego said.

“No, I will not be quiet,” Romina said. “It’s time for me to say something because I don’t want to be a part of your manipulating people anymore. I can’t sit by and watch you do it any longer. I have a conscience even if you don’t.”

Diego eyed his wife. “Like I said, this is about my son.”

Your son? What about our son?” Romina said. “You know, it’s not about our son—never has been. It’s about more money in your pocket with as little sweat as possible out of your own body. I want you to stop for Luis’ sake.”

“You say one thing about this to anyone and I’ll have you thrown in jail for negligence toward our son,” Diego said. “Lest you have forgotten, I still have the signed paperwork.”

“Negligence? How can you say that? How can you be so evil? You knew how deathly ill I was when I was pregnant with him. We took a chance carrying him to full term. I had to take the medication or one or both of us would have died. You gave your consent even after Dr. Cruz explained the risk to us.” Romina glared at her husband as he walked off. 

“Just be prepared to fly out on Tuesday by noon,” he said.Chapter 10

 

Jennifer took her last few dollars and headed for the race tracks. This was her third Saturday visiting there. She had started keeping up with the results of horse racing and seeing which horses placed first, second, or third consistently. I’ll just bet a small amount starting out, she thought. As she passed the city limits, she thought back to the meeting she and her friends had had at the Cherry Blossom Cafe some months ago.

Simone had prayed for a promotion at the bank where she worked and also for her and her fiance to have a long life together.

Well, God answered her prayers, Jennifer thought. Simone was promoted to CEO of the bank, and her and Kelvin got married.

Kelli had prayed to marry Trevor and to be able to provide a happy, loving, and prayerful home for their son, Justin.

Well, God answered her prayers. Trevor came home on a short leave from the military in Afghanistan and they got married. Now, Kelli is getting ready to join him in Germany where they will be together as a family. Jennifer flipped her right blinkers on to change lanes.

Aubrey’s request was to get over the disappointment of a failed marriage, to get a handle on her prayer life, and to start her own home interior design company. Jennifer smiled as she remembered Simone’s addition to Aubrey’s request. “Is that all? How about asking God for a praying man to replace Jamaal? We’ll pray one in for you.”

God certainly answered her prayers, Jennifer thought as she exited the highway. He definitely gave her a praying man in Quintin Rodney. And the Restoration Reset Ministry and her business is going well. 

I cannot ask for a better man than Brad. I should tell him about this thing with the Francia family, but it’s not his problem. I have to take care of this myself. “Lord, I prayed for a peaceful life, but this situation with the Francia family is stealing my peace more and more each day. How much longer will this have to go on?”

Jennifer quietly placed her bet at the office. As she anxiously watched the race, she glanced around every now and then to make sure no one who knew her was there. On this trip, it seemed the tide had turned. The horse she had bet on, Black Shadow, placed sixth. “Thank you,” she said to the man giving out the money. Three hundred dollars, Jennifer sighed as she hurried to her car. I should be grateful considering I lost money on my previous bets.

On returning home, she received a call from Mr. Francia. “We’ll be going on a trip to Spain. I don’t know when we will be back; just deposit the money directly into my account as you have been doing. No late payments, especially while I’m away.”

 

“Diego,” Mr. Francia’s wife said after he hung up the phone, “when are you going to learn? You have no business acumen whatsoever. Every business endeavor you’ve put your hands to has failed. Why can’t you swallow your pride and accept Papa’s offer to work on his farm?”

“I’m above ground work,” Diego said.

“You cannot keep fooling yourself. Mama always says to stay in our calling. She is too nice a person to tell you you have no business skills; but I’m not,” Romina said. Despite her small frame, she stood tall and looked directly into her husband’s eyes. “You have to stop running away from reality. You are a poor business man at best, Diego. I’m tired of moving from one place to another. I’m tired of running with you. It’s not good for Luis nor for us as a family.” 

“I’ll decide what’s good for the family and especially for my son. And don’t you ever forget that.”

Raising her voice, Romina said, “You need to stop using people to shoulder your responsibilities. Luis is our responsibility—not Dr. Cruz’s, or Sullivan’s, and now you’re casting it off on Jennifer. The poor girl is trying to make it through medical school to help children like Luis. You’ve got to stop running away from life.”

“Shut up!” Diego said.

“No, I will not be quiet,” Romina said. “It’s time for me to say something because I don’t want to be a part of your manipulating people anymore. I can’t sit by and watch you do it any longer. I have a conscience even if you don’t.”

Diego eyed his wife. “Like I said, this is about my son.”

“Your son? What about our son?” Romina said. “You know, it’s not about our son—never has been. It’s about more money in your pocket with as little sweat as possible out of your own body. I want you to stop for Luis’ sake.”

“You say one thing about this to anyone and I’ll have you thrown in jail for negligence toward our son,” Diego said. “Lest you have forgotten, I still have the signed paperwork.”

“Negligence? How can you say that? How can you be so evil? You knew how deathly ill I was when I was pregnant with him. We took a chance carrying him to full term. I had to take the medication or one or both of us would have died. You gave your consent even after Dr. Cruz explained the risk to us.” Romina glared at her husband as he walked off. 

“Just be prepared to fly out on Tuesday by noon,” he said.

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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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