So far we’ve looked at in my previous blog post two (2) of the 6 things I had to do for myself to move beyond being a victim of domestic violence, to a survivor of domestic violence, to a thriver from the traumatic experience of domestic violence. In this blog post, I will discuss the third thing, I had to do as apart of my blog “A Time To…” blog series.

  1. Time
  2. Retreat
  3. Pray
  4. Heal
  5. Forgive
  6. Love

On Saturday, January 5, 2020 while attending Blue Jeans and Pearl evening church service at my church 2020 women’s ministry prayer retreat held at Grand Hotel Resort Gold and Spa in Point Clear, Alabama (Theme: Anchored In Jesus, Acts 27:29), I was blessed to win one of the many door prizes that night.

The door prize bag I won during our church’s Blue Jeans and Pearls church service was a bag filled with goodies. One of the items inside the door prize bag I won was a journal entitled “My Prayer Journal: Morning with God” by: Barbour Books.

The introduction of the “My Prayer Journal: Mornings with God” states as follows. “As women seeking to live out our faith in a busy world, we simply must began each day in the presence of God. He longs to make Himself known to us “My Prayer Journal: Mornings with God” is a collection of prayers, scriptures, and brief devotions designed to help you start each morning with the Lord. As you read the prayer selection, write your own prayers in the journaling sections. Meditate on the scriptures God loves you, and He desires daily fellowship with you. You are a daughter of the King of Kings. Begin each morning with your Father.”

“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.” Mark 1:35

What does the word pray mean? Why should victims and survivors of domestic violence should pray?


Pray – the word pray is defined in Webster’s New Dictionary of the English Language as entreat; ask earnestly for something; and address God.


Victims and survivors of domestic violence should pray so they can talk God about answering their prayers, to worship God, to grow close to God, to petition God in private about their concerns, troubles, hopes, dreams, desires, wishes, problems, good times in life, bad times, to thank God and ask God to save them.

If victims and survivors of domestic violence do not know the Lord for themselves and wish to have a personal relationship with God and be saved, just say this prayer.

“Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and ask I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him, as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.”

Did you say this prayer. Yes or No

If your answer was Yes, I prayed this prayer

Congratulations on your decision to a accept Jesus Christ as personal savior. Now seek out by either calling or visiting a bible study based church where you can grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ.

If your answer was No, I did not pray this prayer but I have questions. Go to or call a bible study based church in your local area request to speak to or see the pastor of that church about your questions about a relationship with the Jesus Christ.

To purchase your copy of the “My Prayer Journal: Mornings with God” go to this website link https://www.barbourbooks.com/my-prayer-journal-mornings-with-god/

“My voice shalt thou hear in the mornings, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will lookup. Psalms 5:3 KJV”

Thank you for reading my blog post and I hope that you come back for more next time. Feel free to like, share, and leave comments. #purplevision #empower #survive #honor #stopdomesticviolence

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