Prayer: Our Four Tires

1 Thessalonians 5:17-Never stop praying. (New Living Translation) Pray continually. (New International Version)

Herbert Bowen, Jr.  Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

Our time is important. Our time is sacred. With work and obligations Monday thru Saturday and errands to run on Sunday, we have no time for ourselves. Thus, this call to action is simple. A call that will not be adorned with flowery language, or poetic couplings to paint profound images within your mind. A call that will seek out the bare essentials like food, shelter, clothes, and water. A call to which we strip away the demands of the outside world, in order to hear the whisper of God’s voice cached within the wind. There we will find the tranquility of the Holy Spirit and the ability to listen to the faint groanings of our souls. It is there that serenity intersects at the crossroads of clarity. For yesterday’s anxiety is forgotten and the stress of of tomorrow dissipates, all due to our obedience to fulfill the request of ceaseless prayer. A tool that will keep our bodies running on all four tires with no need for spare. 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.  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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