How to Make a Prayer Go Viral
Making a Prayer Go Viral
Jennifer and her husband, Kenly, are the proud parents of a 5-year old daughter and an 8-month old son. Jennifer describes their daughter as a “girly girl” who embraces the feminine example her Mom sets. She’s observant and has a passion for dance and gymnastics. “She reminds me of myself on steroids”, Jennifer decides and then adds, “and more confident”. Her little man is strong and is already able to pull himself into a standing position. She expects he’ll be walking soon. “He’s doing his best to keep up with his big sister”, Jennifer concludes. Jennifer loves singing to her baby boy who claps his hands in tune as she sings “You Are My Sunshine”.
What about the future for Jennifer’s little sunshine? It is a question most mothers consider. But in a country with mounting racial tension, normal questions that ponder the future of brown boys can strike a painful chord in a mother’s heart. But only momentarily for some. “I’m praying for his generation.”, Jennifer states. Racial tensions in America will not prevail over Jennifer’s hope-filled conversations with God. “I see great things for him.”, Jennifer says as she confidently speaks life over her baby boy.
Jennifer grew up in a Christian home and attended church with her family regularly. Overtime, her faith and faithfulness grew in accordance. The importance of prayer, became overshadowed by the power of prayer. And, not long ago, Jennifer began establishing a steadfast prayer discipline. “Praying for others is something I do every day now.” Jennifer states. As a young adult, Jennifer admits that she was inconsistent about praying for others. But now, Jennifer recognizes the power of prayer and she “absolutely makes time to pray for people whenever they ask.”
Recently, Jennifer shared this prayer for her son on her Instagram page:
It is a call to pray along with Jennifer, and to make her prayer go viral in heavenly places. This Mama’s prayer invites each one of us to envision a bright future for the next generation!
Thriving in Hope
This year Jennifer and Kenly celebrated their 8th wedding anniversary. She and Kenly have so much in common including a spirit for entrepreneurial endeavors. They are both employed full-time but maintain businesses on a part-time basis. Kenly operates a t-shirt design business called Just Pop Tees (IM @justpoptees). Jennifer is launching a wellness business to help women who need more energy and are taking steps toward a healthier lifestyle.
The Webb family enjoys a household that thrives in hope. Somehow, this family of four seems to juggle everything without much problem. How do they do it? Jennifer says that she does several things that help her maintain a well-managed household. First, she uses a dry erase board to write out their weekly schedule. With one glance, she and Kenly both know what the week holds. In addition, Jennifer has her own daily checklist and uses it to make sure every detail she has to do actually gets done. Each day, she helps her children get ready for their day and makes breakfast for them. Working from home allows her the flexibility of supporting her daughter as she engages in remote learning.
Jennifer has learned to schedule time for herself and her husband too. After caring for her family each day, she wisely builds in time during the week for her own self-care. This may include a visit to the salon, time by herself or scheduling time for a little pampering.
At the end of her day, Jennifer makes time to pray. She prays for her family, giving special thanks for her parents who continue to provide their loving support. Each day she is mindful of those who ask her to pray for them and with them. She gives thanks for her husband and their 8 years of marriage. She praises God for her daughter and her son. And quite often, she offers up a special little prayer for her brown baby boy and all those of his generation.