Our Ultimate Weapon: Prayer

Matthew 26:44- So he went to pray a third time, saying the same things again. (New Living Translation)

Herbert Bowen, Jr.  Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

Our prayers don’t fall on deaf ears. Our prayers provide a direct link to the Lord our Father. Our prayers make sense of a truly vexing world. Thus, when we pray may our minds find truth in the words uttered through our lips. May our hearts feel the intense emotion necessary to provide validity to our cause. May our bodies feel the residue of sweat and the ache of bent knees to bring tangibility to an intangible line of communication. For the time is now to usher up our thankfulness and gratitude for the blessings bestowed upon us. The time is now to pray for those like my friend and mentor Mr. Schatz, who found out that cancer has returned to his body. Therefore, may this devotional stand in his honor, as well as to request that we add this fellow brother of Christ to our prayer mainframe. For all of us are stronger together than apart, for it is there that HE will be in the midst of us (Matthew 18:20). Amen

About Herbert G. Bowen, Jr.

Born in King of Prussia, Pa., Herbert G. Bowen Jr., accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at the tender age of 5. An active member of the Central Church of God in Charlotte, N.C. where he resides, Herbert serves as a youth/discussion group leader, where he has preached and taught Sunday school, as well  as Wednesday night service. In addition, he has preached at Second Baptist Church in Pottstown, Pa., Destiny City Church in Salisbury, N.C.  At his current age of 24, Herbert is the youngest board member on the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Leadership Council, where he serves to lessen the costs of tuition for African American students. Moreover, Herbert serves on the pureHOPE advisory board, where his commitment to “wait until marriage” fits perfectly with PureHope’s mission to bring a Christian solution to an immoral culture.

Finally, Herbert through the will of God writes weekly devotionals to combat the decreasing morality in the 18-30 age group a.k.a., “the transition gap.” This is an effort to re-introduce Jesus Christ to this spiritually starved generation. His devotionals go out to 2,000+ people and continues to grow under the Lord’s watchful eye.  He is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Business Management. He provides business expertise to help others start their businesses.


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