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Be A Praying Marketplace Influencer by Linda Fegins

God has created man to rule, reign and have dominion in the earth which includes the marketplace and workplace. “God wants the believer to dominate in every area of the marketplace. It’s time to rule, reign and dominate in all areas of society with Kingdom power and authority!” expounded global entrepreneur, missionary, evangelist known affectionately as “Sister Everything” Minetta Hare. Addressing three other Christian women entrepreneurs she a provided scripture to support that God wants to use businesspeople for His Kingdom agenda on earth. As October is the National Women’s Small Business Month, Minister Hare challenges all women worldwide to establish and register a business during this month.

Believers in the workplace and business should have a key practical and spiritual influence and impact in the community and society as a whole. Lydia is an example of a business woman in the Bible, Acts 16:9-15, 40, who was a seller of purple dye and an influential woman. While Lydia, who worshipped the one God of the Jews, and a group of others were praying by the riverside, they encountered Paul and Silas. Paul related to them the Gospel. Lydia opened her ears and heart and became the first Christian convert. She was baptized and then her household. She became a Christian and a marketplace influencer. The Bible states that she urged Paul to abide in her home and opened her home to Christian missionaries. She opened her doors when Paul and Silas came out of prison for healing a demented girl to her right mind. Acts 16:16. While doing work for the Kingdom, Lydia continued to carry on her business. God can use business people to impact the world for the glory of God, just as Lydia did.

Minetta Hare, owner of the The Hare Group International, Faith at Work Ministries and the visionary for the Lydia Circle of Christian and Professional Business Women, handed the small group of women a prayer log which allowed one to write their marketplace prayer requests only. The log included a place to write the date God answered the request. Each of us shared our prayer requests for our businesses and or workplace. The others listened and wrote the prayer requests down. We promised to pray for each other’s business prayer requests.

Believers should pray for entrepreneurs and people God has strategically placed in the marketplace. ”Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6 (NIV). One of the most important things you can do for your business is to pray every day. As we have observed during these turbulent economic times, the business practices of corporations and employers affect our economy and workplace. We want God to move powerfully in the lives of business owners and employers who operate in integrity and excellence. Of course after you have prayed, listen. Prayer is a dialogue, not a monologue. Hear. Do in faith what the Lord leads you to do. “Faith without works is dead.” James 2:26 (KJV) Melinda Emerson , “SmallBizLady” , is a veteran entrepreneur , Small Business Expert and Social Media Coach and author of the book “Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months, exhorts that “you can’t just pray for success. Develop a plan and work your plan. If you can do something about your situation, then do it. Stop making excuses, stop procrastinating, and do it! “Ouch” I will say that for many of us.

So today I challenge you to:
1. Write your marketplace prayer requests down and find a scripture to support and affirm your business prayer request.

2. Write the name of a friend’s business and pray for them and the business as the Holy Spirit leads you.

3. Also contact a friend who is an entrepreneur or who you know desires to start a business and ask the person what is/are their specific prayer requests. Iron sharpens iron. We need each other and it is good for women to gain strength and inspiration from one another.

4. Take up the challenge of Minister and entrepreneur Hare for all women worldwide to establish and register a business during the next 31 days. Then, join the WE-3 global project. The WE3 project is a global initiative of women empowerment through education, entrepreneurship and economics. Our goals and objectives are driven by our vision and mandate to create “1000” Women Millionaires around the globe. For more details on the initiative contact

5. Support another sister in her business or ministry endeavors. I’m helping Minister Jacqui Showers for her “O Breakout Retreat Experience: Integrating Spirituality with the Reality of the Marketplace” on November 30, 2012. As the founder of The Showers Group Ministries, Minister Jacqui Showers endeavors to shower the world with the rich life transforming blessings of the Word of God; thus empowering people to live an abundant victorious passion in Jesus. Contact her on facebook or at

6. Pray specifically. Use the prayer below to get you started. One prayer example is as follows.
I praise You, Creator God for making men and women in Your own image. Give creativity and good ideas to Your children who serve you in the marketplace. Fill them with your Holy Spirit, granting them the skills, abilities and knowledge needed to accomplish their tasks and goals and to glorify You. (Gen 1:27; Ex 21:3) Give them decision making wisdom. God give Christians in the marketplace a spirit of wisdom and revelation so they can know and follow you in their work. ( Eph 1:17; Prov 3:5-6; Is 30:21). (Excerpt from Strategic Prayers for Marketplace Influencers by Arlyn Lawrence copyright 2006).

7. Pray for business women and men of integrity, fairness and courage.

8. Pray that God will raise up His ambassadors in the workplace.

Linda Fegins

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Prayer is Just a Call Away by Linda Fegins

O Lord, I call to you; come quickly to me. Hear my voice when I call to you. May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice. Psalm 141:1-2

Linda Fegins and Minister Jacqui Showers in downtown Detroit at 7am praying for the City of Detroit, the marketplace, the educational system, children and standing in the gap for others with other women of the Lydia Circle Christian Business and Professional Women( visionary and founder Minetta Hare) , Faith At Work Ministries and other ministries.

“Prayer is the key that opens the storehouse of God’s infinite grace and power.” R. A. Torrey
Pray. Seek His face. Ask. The Lord invites you to ask. Ask with confidence. 1 John 5:14 This is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.”
Pray for families and household salvation.
Pray for schools, teachers and the administration.
Pray for entrepreneurs, businesses and the workforce.
Pray for the election process for safety, fairness of the process and the dismantaling of voter suppression.

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Honoring and Praying for Fathers by Linda Fegins

Honoring and Praying for Fathers by Linda Fegins

On Radio station 1200 AM, John Mason, of Mason in the Afternoon, was asking for positive reflections and comments about one’s father, grandfather or a father figure. One reflection, by a man who called into the radio station to comment, touched my heart. He stated that his father taught him many things by his actions. He said he learned how to be a father and the protector of his family from his father. “When I was about 7 years old I went “trick or treating” on Halloween with some friends”, said the caller. “ A bigger boy stole our bags. All I could remember was seeing a flash go by and jump the fence. Next thing I knew I had my Halloween bag back. It was my father who jumped that fence. He had been watching and covering me all the time”. That story brought tears to my eyes because the actions of the father symbolized the love the heavenly Father has for us in that he watches over us and protects us. For the now grown caller it taught him how to watch over his family. Another gentleman called in and stated he “learned how to respect women because of how he saw his father respect and treat his mother”.

The week prior to Father’s Day I challenged men and women to share positive comments and reflections about their father. Kimberly Bracey Superintendent of Sunday School, Minetta Hare, entrepreneur and missionary, and Renee Wallace ,known as the Chief Doer and strategist, shared some warm and loving comments about their fathers. Terrence Wilson, author of In Search of a Father wrote More Than A Provider and Bobby Ray Ivory, Jr., success coach and speaker, shared Five Things A Father Should Teach His Children. Author and wife coach, Venus Mason Theus shared how God healed a breached relationship with her father which has resulted in a wonderful daughter father relationship.

Please leave your positive comment and reflections about your father, grandfather, stepdad or father figure.

Prayer for Fathers

Lord in the name of Jesus, we thank you for fathers who love, train, provide for and protect their children. We pray that fathers will look to God as their ultimate spiritual father of their household, serving and caring for their children and families; we pray that absentee fathers would change their mindset and lifestyles to nurture a relationship with their children. We pray that the Lord will turn the hearts of the father toward their children and the hearts of the children toward their fathers. Malachi 4:6. We pray that children will see the godly character of the heavenly Father in the lives of their dads.
Lord we thank you that you are a Father to the fatherless and One who will never leave nor forsake us. Lord raise up fathers in the church and community to love, nurture, instruct and guide those in need of a father’s blessing. Lord turn the hearts of the fathers toward their children and the children toward their fathers. We pray for single fathers who are raising their children without a spouse to share the love and responsibility for their upbringing. Lord we pray about the disintegration of the family unit in our land, and ask God to restore the foundations both in and out of the church. Psalm 68:5-6; Proverbs 17:6 In the name of Jesus Amen.

Video Tribute to Fathers entitled “ There is Nothing Like a Christian Black Man”-Performed by Linda Fegins ( author of poem unknown)(sorry it’s sideways)

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“A Time of Repentance” by Linda Fegins

The Lenten Season (February 22 to April 7) is a time of repentance, self-examination, fasting and prayer in preparation for Resurrection Sunday (Easter). “Renewing our sense of who we really are before God is the core of the Lenten experience”. (Pastor Orville K.Littlejohn, my Pastor, “Our Focus for Ash Wednesday”). So today seek God with a repentant heart (See Joel 2: 12-24) and let us honestly search our hearts (Psalm 139:23-24). Here is an example of a prayer of repentance to help you get started in initating self-examination , prayer and a spirit of repentance. Then we will examine what is repentance and why it is important to our prayer lives and our relationship with God.

A Prayer of Repentance
Lord, I come humbly before You and ask you to cleanse my heart of my every sin. “Have mercy on me O, Lord according to your loving kindness and blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly of my iniquity and cleanse me of all of my sin. (Psalm 51:1-2) Lord create in me a clean heart. Please Lord renew a right spirit within me (Psalm 51:10-11). Forgive me for thoughts I have had, words I have spoken and things that I have done that are not pleasing in your sight and do not glorify you. Father, forgive me I pray for my sins of_______(state them)________________________. I confess it is a sin and truly repent of these acts, words and thoughts. ( 1 John 1:9; Psalm 32:5 Proverbs 28:13, Psalm 51:6, 10). Lord search the inwards hidden places of my heart and reveal my sin to me that I may not see. (Psalm 139: 23-24). I seek to repent of everything that You show me Lord. I confess my sins to you in the full realization that you are faithful and just to forgive me of all my sins and to cleanse me from all unrighteousness.( 1John 1:9) I know that my sins are against You and You only. Grant me a broken, willing spirit and a contrite heart so I can offer it to You (Psalm 51:1-4, Psalm. 51:12, Psalm 51:17).

Thank you Father. I desire to obey your commandments and statutes. I choose to stop my sinful ways and to turn to walk upright. Help me, Lord God to bring forth fruits that are worthy of repentance (Luke 3:8). Lord I want to live a righteous, pure and holy life through your power (Colossians 1:11). I am determined to walk in the Spirit and in your ways and walk away from my sins by the power of the Holy Ghost. Grant me a godly sorrow that is not just full of regret because of the consequences of sin but sorrow that leads to true repentance (2 Corinthians 7:9-10). Lord give me a tender heart that is sensitive to the voice of the Holy Spirit and the conviction of sin. Holy Spirit, thank You for convicting me of my sin. Forgive me for the ways I’ve ignored Your voice and quenched and grieved You. (John 16:8; Ephesians. 4:30; 1 Thessalonians 5:19; Romans. 8:1-2). Lord I praise you, Father, for your goodness that leads to repentance (Romans 2:4). Lord thank you for restoring my soul so that the times of refreshing my come (Acts 3:19). Amen.

It is important to note that a repentant heart is not limited to a special season or time of the year. If we want to have effective prayer lives which bring forth life transformation and healing of the land, repentance must become a part of our lifestyle. Despite the benefits of repentance, we are resistant to the thought of repentance. Repentance isn’t a popular word. Our culture encourages us to do whatever we want when we want. TV, music videos and movies very rarely show the consequences of our sins.

It is one thing to know that you have done something that is wrong . But it is another to be saddened and sorrowful about your actions and determine that you will turn away from that sin and never do the act again. To repent “I” or “we” must come to terms with and acknowledge that we have sinned and then turn away from such sinful behavior and be reconciled back to our loving Lord. Therefore, repentance is a change of mind that involves both a turning from sin and turning to God. Christ began his ministry with a call to repentance. (Mathew. 4:17). We must examine every attitude, every motive, every action and ever word of evil. Repentance means that you are deeply godly sorrowful and hurt about what you have done unto the Lord and that you are determined to do all that you can not to commit that sin again. “Repentance means we are sorry about our sin to the point of grief, and we have turned and walked away from it”. Stormie Omartian, “The Power of a Praying Woman” p. 40, Harvest House Publishers,(2002).

Charles Spurgeon writes:
Repentance is a discovery of the evil of sin, a mourning that we have committed it, a resolution to forsake it. It is, in fact, a change of mind of a very deep and practical character, which makes the man love what once he hated, and hate what once he loved.
J. I. Packer writes:
Repentance means turning from as much as you know of your sin to give as much as you know of yourself to as much as you know of your God, and as our knowledge grows at these three points so our practice of repentance has to be enlarged.

Before we can truly repent we must admit our sins and tell them to God. Confession means we recognize we have done wrong and admit it. We cannot hide from God no matter how we try. God knows what “I” have done and wants “me and you” to know and admit in detail what “I” have done. Dick Eastman, in “The Hour That Changes the World”, says, “Confession is a heartfelt recognition of what we are. It is important to God because it indicates that we take seriously our mistakes and failures. Of course, God does not ask us to confess our sins because He needs to know we have sinned, but because He knows that we need to know we have sinned”. Dick Eastman, “The Hour That Changes the World”,p.42 , Baker Book House, (1999). If we do not confess our sins one consequence is that our prayer life will suffer as God will not hear our prayers if we have iniquity in our hearts (Psalm 66:18).

God offers many wonderful results of repentance, including healing, restoring, freedom, joy and reconciliation. In Acts 3:19 the call to repentance invites you to “repent, then turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord”.

Action Steps:
1. During the Lenten season I want to encourage you to join this or a 40 day Prayer Journey even if you are beginning at day 7 or whatever day. Just begin where you are. Determine to spend quality time with the Lover(God) of your soul every day. Decide to start out with half an hour and increase it slowly. Be diligent and be faithful. We can never grow or develop an intimate relationship with God unless we spend quality time with Him.
2. Confess any sin you may be guilty of against man and God. Ask God to search you and reveal any unconfessed sin.
3. Say or write a prayer of repentance out of your heart. Above is an example of a prayer of repentance. Your prayer need not be perfect, but sincere, sorrowful and heartfelt.
4. Have a journal. God has so much to speak into your life. It may not happen overnight if you haven’t been praying on a consistent basis. But remember He is right there. Don’t give up.
5. Leave a prayer request.
6. Listen to a corporate Prayer of Repentance and other prayers by Evangelist Rita Green and Missionary Minetta Hare on blogtalk radio “The New Voice”.”A Time to Pray” Click on .

Linda Fegins, “The Prayer Leader” has served as Prayer Coordinator for over 13 years( later Director over the Prayer Minstry) for the Lydia Circle Christian Buisness and Professional Women. As part of the Lydia Circle she has lead over 8 prayer boot camps, and has lead prayer services and workshops in the Bahamas and in South Africa and was on the prayer team of two medical missions trips to Jamaica. She is also a member of the National Church Prayer Leaders Network and serves as the Prayer Leader of the Intercessory Prayer Team Ministry at her church.

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Praying for the Ministry and Business of Minetta Hare- Remember Lydia -a Christian Entrepreneur Acts 16: 13-15, 40

I praise you , Creator God for making men and women in Your own image. Give creativity and good ideas to Your children who serve you in the marketplace. Fill them with your Holy Spirit, granting them the skills, abilities and knowledge needed to accomplish their tasks and goals and to glorify You. (Gen 1:27; Ex 21:3) Give them decisionmaking wisdom. God give Christians in the marketplace a spirit of wisdom and revelation so they can know and follow you in their work.( Eph 1:17; Prov 3:5-6; Is 30:21). God you hold the hearts of kings in Your hands. We ask that our Christian borthers and sisters in the workplace will find favor with key people. (Dan1:9; Eccl 4: 9-12) Grant them favor and may marketplace believers pursue excellence to your Glory. ( Prov 21:1; Phil 4:8) ( excerpt from Strategic Prayers for Marketplace Influencers by Arlyn Lawrence)

5 AM Praying with My Girlfriends’ Business. Chief Girlfriend and visionary Jillian Blackwell, and the women on the prayer call, for the month of August are praying for a girlfriend’s business or ministry each day. Since January 2011,daily women consistently join the 5 AM prayer call every morning all over the nation,- New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, etc to seek the Lord ,to pray for others, themselves and for their girlfriends’ business.

Many believers are business owners or have key positions in business. Christians in the workplace and business owners should have a practical and spiritual influence in the community. In the bible Lydia was a business woman who was a seller of purple dye and an influential women. While Lydia, who worshipped the one God of the Jews, and a group of others were praying by the riverside, they encountered Paul and Silas. Paul related to them the Gospel. Lydia opened her ears and heart and became the first Christian convert . She was baptized and then her household. She became a Christian and a marketplace influencer. The Bible states that she urged Paul to abide in her home and opened her home to Christian missionaries. She opened her doors when Paul and Silas came out of prison for healing a demented girl to her right mind. Acts 16:16 While serving Christians it seems that Lydia continued to carry on her business.

Believers should pray for entrepreneurs. Look at how businesses affect our economy and the workplace. We want God to move powerfully in the lives of business owners who operate in integrity and excellence. For example, on August 9, 2011, (yesterday) we prayed for Missionary/Evangelist Minetta Hare -a global focused woman, who empowers women in prayer, training, coaching, global missions and in global entrepreneurship. Her ministry is Faith At Work Ministries and one of her businesses is the Hare Group International. Minetta is the founder and visionary of Lydia Circle for Christian Business and Professional Women, Faith At Work Ministries and Men of Valor. She is a global woman that has a hands on ministry for serving woman and men in time of need and as they rise in their ministry or business with love, prayer, wisdom, frankness, compassion and the gift of hospitality. She does missions and business globally and has served in South Africa ( over 12 mission trips), Ghana, Israel, Jamaica and etc.

Join us in praying for her specific prayer requests and for what the Holy Spirit places in your heart. You may be led to partner with her or to contact her. Minetta’s ministry and one of her businesses and the specific prayer requests are as follows:

Faith At Work Ministries
Preparing, Training, Equipping & Mobilizing Laborers & Servant Leaders for
God’s Harvest Field, the World
Matthew 28:18-20, Isaiah 61:1-3, 2 Timothy 2:2 describe what we believe God has called us to do –make disciples of all nations by the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit.
Preaching and teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ through many means – economic empowerment and business development, trade missions, entrepreneurial training, medical outreaches, building schools and medical facilities, or one-on-one sharing the gospel. The greatest mission field today is the marketplace. Jesus recruited His disciples, who had occupations and professions as fishermen and tax collector from the marketplace. This probably sounds like more than any one ministry can do- and it is! Because of this, God has brought together a team of dedicated men and women to work with us to carry out this vision which is really HIS VISION.


Hare Group International (HGI) is a leader in international trade and business services providing exclusive export management, marketing and sales, logistics coordination, warehousing, distribution and after-sales customer service.

Whether our clients are looking to quickly penetrate international markets or build brand equity, HGI provides the highest quality customer service with its sound reputation of quality, strength, and professionalism.


Pending Contracts and Deals signed and implementation of agreement going forth.

New Clients and suppliers (12 new companies expanding their businesses into the global marketplace)

Funding and Financing sources ( Financial Favor with World Bank and Ex-Im Bank)

New Investors

Business Plans and Proposal are clear and concise with potential funders and investors.

Integrity with governmental officials in Ghana, South Africa, Botswana and Jamaica.

$1,000,000 Working Capital for new projects.

copyright August 2011
Fervently pray, Linda Fegins
Former(over 14 yrs) Prayer Coordinator/ Director,Lydia Circle of Christian Professional and Business Women
Writer of an article in the Anthology -“Tali Cumi: Daughters Arise”
Writer of an article in the Anthology -“It’s Worth the Struggle- Inspiration for Contemporary Writers”
Christian Dramatist, “Sojourner Truth”, “Eve” etc.
Sunday School and Christian Education Teacher
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Prayer and Fasting: Lord Draw Me Into A Closer Walk With Thee

“Prayer is the key that opens the storehouse of God’s infinite grace and power”. R. A. Torrey

” But He draws close to us as we draw close to Him”. James 4:8

As you set your goals for 2011, let your first goal be to seek the Lord and to increase your walk with Him by increasing your prayer life and bible study. Matthew 6:33 AMP states , ” But seek first of all His Kingdom and His righteousness, and then all these things taken together will be given you besides”. Prayer

“Lord, I draw close to You today, grateful that You will draw close to me as You promised in your Word ( James 4:8). I long to dwell in your presense and my desire is for a deeper and more intimate relationship with You.
God help me to set aside time each day to meet with you alone… Teach me to pray the way You want me to. Help me to learn more about you. ( Portions of prayer taken from ‘The Power of A Praying Woman” by Stormie Omartian)

One prayer warrior Alvin J. Vander Griend calls prayer “the talking part of the most important love relationship of your life”. God loves you so that, although He is sovereign, He has decided that He wants a relationship with you and to commune with you. Prayer is an awesome privilege .Two reasons for prayer is to develop a relationship with God and to release God’s will on earth.

You want to draw closer to Him and to know Him? You need answers? You want God to guide you as you set and carry out your goals ? Come join the 21 Day of Prayer and Fasting with myself and Minetta Hare of Faith at Work Ministries. Below is information Missionary Hare has supplied about the 21 Day Prayer and Fasting Journey.

So you may be starting a little after January 1 ,2011 but you can still do the following :

1. Determine to spend quality time with the Lover of your soul every day. Decide to start out with half an hour and increase it slowly. Be diligent and be faithful. We can never grow or develop an intimate relationship with God unless we spend quality time with Him.
2. Have a journal. God has so much to speak into your life. It may not happen overnight if you haven’t been praying on a consistent basis. But remember He is right there listening. Prayer is a dialogue. He wants you to listen also. Don’t give up. He hears the prayers of the righteous who have accepted Him as Lord and Savior and have no inquity in their heart against another.
3. Join the Global Prayer Force 21 Day Fasting and Prayer Journey led by Missionary Minetta Hare of Faith at Work Ministries. Below is information on getting started on the Prayer and Fasting Journey.

Pray fervently ,
Linda, The Prayer Leader
Prayer and Fasting: A Closer Walk with Thee #gotblog.

Greetings from Evangelist Minetta Hare- below is information regarding the 21 Day Journey:

by Minetta Hare on Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 6:16pm.
Excitement and anticipation awaits you as embark upon the next 21 days of praying and fasting. Below are suggestions, comments, prayer points/concerns and recommendations to help you complete the journey.

BIBLE READING: Read the Book of John during our 21-Day Prayer & Fasting Journey. One chapter per day.

JOURNALING: Write down your feelings, emotions, resolutions, unctions from the Holy Spirit or whatever your spirit telling you during your time of prayer.

•Minetta Hare and Faith at Work Ministries (FAWM) 21-Day Prayer & Fasting Journey starts today. We are using the Daniel Fast for period of time. Ask the Lord to give you guidance and directions regarding fasting. See notes for kinds of Fasts.

• Purpose. Preparation. Commitment. Action. Results. These are the ingredients for successful biblical fasting.

• PURPOSE. Why We Should Pray and Fast. We need to 1)Crucify the Flesh. 2) Hear the Voice of God 3) Power and Anointing in Our Lives 4) More Faith 5) Healthy Lifestyle.

• COMMITMENT. The first step to successful prayer and fasting is to make a commitment to do it! Make your proclamation and commitment today! Write out a commitment form between you and God.

•PREPARATION. We must prepare for a successful prayer & fasting journey. This is not a quick or shortcut process to achieving our goals and objectives. Prepare your heart, mind, body and spirit for this transformation and encounter with God. It takes time and effort. Seek God’s Presence and His Face through prayer, meditation, dedication and fasting.


Week 1 – January 1 – 7 Repent of your failings and shortcomings. Ask God to search your heart. Psalm 139: 23-24, Psalm 51.

Fasting is not just for the purpose of resolving specific problems. It has purpose of renewing and strengthening your relationship with God so that your everyday prayers can be more effective.

Week 2 – January 8 – 14 Pray and Intercede for Others and their Needs.

Week 3 – January 15 – 21 Boldly present Your Own Needs Before the Lord.

by Minetta Hare on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 2:56pm

Be sure to consult your doctor before beginning any fast, especially if you have any type of medical condition.

How to Begin Start with a clear goal. Be specific. Why are you fasting? Do you need direction, healing, restoration of marriage or family issues? Are you facing financial difficulties? Ask the Holy Spirit for guidance. Pray daily and read the Bible.

Preparing Spiritually Confess your sins to God. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal areas of weakness. Forgive all who have offended you and ask forgiveness from those you may have offended (Mark 11:25; Luke 11:4; 17:3-4). Surrender your life fully to Jesus Christ and reject the worldly desires that try to hinder you (Romans 12:1-2).

Deciding What to Fast The type of fasting you choose is up to you. You could go on a full fast in which you only drink liquids, or you may desire to fast like Daniel, who abstained from sweets and meats, and the only liquid he drank was water. Remember to replace that time with prayer and Bible study.

Deciding How Long You may fast as long as you like. Most can easily fast from one to three days, but you may feel the grace to go longer, even as much as 21 to 40 days. Use wisdom and pray for guidance. Beginners are advised to start slow.

What to Expect When you fast your body detoxifies, eliminating toxins from your system. This can cause mild discomfort such as headaches and irritability during withdrawal from caffeine and sugars. And naturally, you will have hunger pains. Limit your activity and exercise moderately. Take time to rest. Fasting brings about miraculous results. You are following Jesus’ example when you fast. Spend time listening to praise and worship. Pray as often as you can throughout the day. Get away from the normal distractions as much as possible and keep your heart and mind set on seeking God’s face.

How to End Don’t overeat when the time comes to end your fast. Begin eating solid food gradually; eat small portions or snacks.



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I Know a Real Life Missionary- Pray for Missionaries by Linda Fegins

Minetta Hare is in the yellow cap with blue cape out front.

Many of us may have an outdated stereotyped mindset about missionaries such as the image of the old colonialist type or the Catholic nun dressed in long dark clothing. However,  modern day missionaries do not fit into  a specific category . The one common factor they all must have in common is love for God’s people, and a mindset that is obedient to God’s command and their call to “Go” throughout the earth to deliver a word and to help the oppressed, downtrodden  and the lost.

For over 25 years I have known a woman of purpose, Missionary Minetta Hare. While she is an entrepreneur, and a “wanna be” comedian, her calling and passion is to serve God’s people as a missionary/ evangelist. She has traveled throughout Africa and Jamaica to heed the “Macedonian Call” where people need help. Minetta unashamedly states she is “called to make a difference in lives of others around the world” and knew this since she was a child. She is “dedicated and committed with great passion to her purpose in life to preach and teach Christ”.

She is the visionary for Children of Hope International. On November 4, 2010 for the 5th time this year she is traveling on  a mission tour  to bring medical supplies, clothes ,hope and a Word from God to those in need. On November 4th she will travel to South Africa, Botswana and Ghana. She needs partners of Hope to help raise funds to purchase the necessary medical supplies and materials for the upcoming mission tours. Her goal is to provide food, clothing, medicines and spiritual enrichment to orphans and abandoned children around the world. If you want more information or to partner with her, see her on Facebook or go to

On August 8 through August 19, 2010 she traveled to Ghana, West Africa to answer the call for help those who live in the midst of hopelessness, and despair. She needed to $10,000 to conduct a medical clinic, distribute free medicines, buy back the freedom of several enslaved children, clothe and feed them, provide shelter and food and most of all share the love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  In 2009, her mission team served over 600 children including their families.

She has conducted an entrepreneurial training seminar for single mothers in Africa. The team introduced the new project and product – filtered water packs. This project will give the women an opportunity to earn a living and to provide for themselves and their children.

 Missionaries need our prayers to carry out the “Great Commission” that the Lord spoke of in Matthew 28:19-20 to enable them to evangelize the world as well as our homes and cities. The evangelization of the world depends upon prayer.  ‘Missionaries are like soldiers on the front line of a fierce battle”, states one prayer warrior Heather Kaiser who has designed a prayer card for Missionaries and their families. So how or what should we pray for missionaries? Pray that:

  • He/she will minister without hindrances. Pray for protection, health, wisdom and protection.  Pray for the work God has called her /him to do throughout the nations.
  •  God will grant him/her good health and protect them from evil men and physical danger.
  • God will give him/her a wide door of opportunity to preach the Word and to free by the power of Your Word and the Holy Spirit those who are oppressed, depressed and lost.
  • Deliverance from the attack of the enemy and from physical, emotional and spiritual harm. (Rom 13:31)
  •  Jehovah Nissi will go before the team and prepare the hearts of those who will hear the Word and receive the medical help.  Let there be effective communication between those who minister and those who are ministered to. Provide clear language interpretation for all.
  • Pray that souls will be saved, men and women will be discipled and that spiritual growth will occur. Pray that he/she will make disciples who also can teach others to expand the kingdom.
  • Wisdom, divine revelation of God’s Word and sound judgment is exercised by him/her and the team.
  • The families of him/her and the others are at peace and comforted to know God has the team in his loving care.
  • Pray for his/her health and deliverance from disease.
  • Pray for more workers. Ask God to send more workers to help him/her to serve in the location.
  • Pray for fruitfulness.  Pray that he/she will bear much fruit from their labors for the Kingdom. (Gal 6:9; Col1:10).
  • Pray for financial support and resources to carry out the mission. Pray that the Lord will supply his/her financial needs. Touch the hearts of others to contribute before they are asked.
  • Pray for government stability and acceptance of the missionary.
  • Pray for marriages and the children of missionaries who must adapt to his/her calling. Numerous separations can be trying. Children can become rebellious and resentful.

  by Linda Fegins, Nov 3, 2010, The Prayer Leader,

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Praying As a United Community for Our Children, Teachers, Parents and Schools

Praying As a United Community for Our Children, Teachers, Parents and Schools by Linda D. Fegins

 Pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to him for the lives of your children” (Lam. 2:19).

It’s back to school time. There have been back to school rallies. Many ministries have been calling for prayer for the children, teachers, administrators and school staff as they return back to school. The day of September 1, 2010  Messiah Baptist Church Intercessory Prayer Team under the guidance of Kimberly Bracey ( Team Leader Linda Fegins)  as well as  various ministries such as the Global Prayer Intercessors founded by Minetta Hare, and the Lydia Circle Prayer Team ( Director Linda Fegins)  held prayer meetings by conference call, three way telephone  calls and at church  praying for protection, guidance and wisdom for  our school children , youth and college students , parents and staff.  There is no doubt that “Moms In Touch International” (MITI) founded by Fern Nichols, a group of mothers around the country who simply desire to affect communities and schools through the power of prayer  have been going before the throne of  God. A diversified group of mothers of MITI serve as prayer warriors who battle in the spiritual realm for the lives of children and teenagers as they go off to school for at least one hour every week. They are women united with one purpose: a passion to pray for their children.

Through prayer, our lives, our children’s lives, and our world can be changed.  Public schools, such as the Detroit Public School system, and other inner-city schools around the nation with all the violence, disorganization, poor administration, and politics on the school boards   can be transformed by prayer. Then change will occur by our obedience if God calls us to action. He will show us how to use the power that believers have within through the Holy Spirit to transform our schools. Through united consistent prayer, God will   give us the power, wisdom, knowledge, and creativity to solve the many school problems that plague our city schools and school board. Through prayer the right leaders will arise and the community should be able to come together to take productive and strategic action.

Believe that intercessors can change your school district with the weapon of prayer. Believe that positive results will occur such as peace and safety, better test scores, higher graduation rates,   and more school funds to meet the needs of our children. Pray that student-led prayer groups will spring forth. Yes, the crisis in our schools is discouraging and is wide spread. But remember that where sin increases, grace increases all the more (see Ro. 5:20).

 I know that many intercessors already have prayer assignments from the Lord. But I would challenge  the intercessors, parents and teachers to ask Him if He might also want you to “adopt” a public school for your prayer agenda.

Prayer Points for Our Children, Teachers, Parents and Administrators

 Finally for what should we pray? We want to pray specifically and effectively on one accord. I have a few suggestions; some are what the Lord has given me and others I have gathered from other prayer warriors and other articles on prayer.

Children and Youth


  • Daily for the safety of our children and that God will deliver them from evil and thwart every scheme of the enemy.
  • Pray that our children will be open to learning new knowledge and that God would give them the wisdom to know how to understand and use that knowledge. We need to pray that our children have the ability to discriminate between good knowledge and bad knowledge. Teach a child to choose the right path, and when he is older he will remain upon it. (Proverbs 22:6)
  •  Pray that our children will be serious minded and work hard to acquire both secular and spiritual knowledge. Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15)
  • Pray for the hearts of the students to be receptive to the gospel of peace and that God will call many to Himself. (Acts 2:38-40)
  • Pray for our sons and daughters to make wise choices and to develop solid friendships with those who are following God. (Psalms 144;12-15)
  • Pray for relief of those children who are homeless and need shelter, food and health care. Pray that Christ will restore their home for the future. (Psalms 107:41)
  • Ask God to cause your children to be examples for believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. (I Timothy 4:12)
  • Pray for those students that experience rejection and bullying from other students and teachers. Ask God to provide them with people that love and respect them unconditionally. (John 13:34; Romans 15:7)
  • Pray for those students that are struggling academically. Ask God to encourage them and strengthen their minds. Pray that God will give their teachers and parent’s wisdom to know how to best help them learn.
  • Pray they will not feel like failures, but will learn discipline. (I Thessalonians 5:14)




  • Pray for our school teachers to have the wisdom needed to effectively impart knowledge to their students. A wise teacher makes learning a joy… (Proverbs 15:2a)
  • Pray for our school teachers that God will give them the grace to deal with day-to-day frustrations and problems.
  •  Pray that our school teachers would exhibit the life of Christ before our children. That they would be filled with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and faithfulness.
  •  Pray to the one in charge of the harvesting, and ask him to recruit more effective teachers with integrity for our schools. ( See Matthew 9:38)
  • Ask God to rise up Godly educators who are dedicated to their field and can capture the hearts and minds of our nation’s youth on each level of education. (Colossians 1:9-10)
  • Pray our educators will pray unceasingly for guidance and wisdom to become the examples to their students. (I Peter 2:21) Pray they will know how to pray for their students.
  • Pray that teachers will impart godly wisdom to form godly character in their students. (Luke 6:40)



  •  Pray for parents that they will love and support their children’s education at school, at home, and at church.
  • Pray for family stability and that God’s principles for the family will be honored and promoted in our schools. (Genesis 28:14)
  • Pray “Lord, without your help we are helpless, so as parents, be our guide as to how we can best communicate and encourage our teachers and how we can train our children.”



  • Pray for the standard of excellence to be restored in our educational institutes and that our educators will pass on that spirit of excellence, requiring excellence, rather than sloth and ignorance. (Ecclesiastes 2:13-14)
  • Pray for the needed tools and proper facilities to teach our children.(Philippians 4:19)
  • Pray for the election of godly leaders on our school boards and in the administration of our schools. (I Timothy 2:1)
  • Pray for the support staff in the schools to treat the children with dignity and respect.


Pray Fervently,
Linda D. Fegins
Prayer Director,Lydia Circle of Christian Professional and Business Women
Writer  in the Anthology -“Tali Cumi: Daughters Arise”
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Sunday School and Christian Education Teacher
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