Daily Prayer: For Our Children

Defend Lord,

these Thy children

in all their work

and all their prayer.

Spread among them the desire to know

and learn and do.

Let them grow in the capacity

for worthy work and in all their working and thinking let them not forget the host of witnesses about them –

those that¬†love and those that inspire –

and may they in the end prove worthy of their great heritage.

Amen. ¬†(Ashe’)

– W.E.B. DuBois

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From Prayers For Dark People

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7 X 6 – A New Life Cycle Begins!

42 Years and I am honored to be alive, in this present state. ¬†I receive blessings daily and offer thanks to the ancestors. ¬†From Emma to Otis, John Charles, Penford, Lizzie, James, Little, Johnny, Lucinda, and countless others – amazing people – Pam, Ray, Will, Ryan, Thaddeus, Justin, Jonathan, Kai, Dr. Williams. ¬†Ashe’

Asante sana.  Tutaonana Baadaye.

My new journey has commenced!  I am excited and loving life.  And to all who are reading this, I hope that YOU are too!

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3 Movies that inspire ME as a father

#3 – Chef

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I get great inspiration from this movie – a southern guy works to redeem himself after a failed marriage and has to learn how to be a responsible, attentive father, while maintaining and/or creating the career that he wants.

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Daily Prayer: Submission

Plenty of times you sent help my way, but I hid
and I remember once you held me close, but I slid
There was something that I just had to see
that you wanted me to see so I could be what you wanted me to be

And I think I’ve seen it, but I don’t feel the same
Matter of fact I know I’ve seen it, I can feel the change
and it’s strange almost got me beating down your door
But I have never known love like this before

It’s a wonderful feeling to get away from the pain
and up under the ceiling I get away from the rain
And the strain that I feel when I’m here is gone
I know real so I wipe away the tears with a song

-DMX

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“Prayer” (Skit), from “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot” – revised in Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Celebration of Black Prayer

My Prayer – Ashe

I am offering a little piece of me.  

I am sharing my daily prayer with YOU.  

I hope that it will inspire and bring some additional guidance to your life.  

It has done wonderful things for me…

– Ali Jamal

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“Ashe” –¬†so mote it be.