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Celebrate Memorial Day In Remembering Our War Heroes!

Greetings,

After May 2013, Memorial Day has never been the same for me. My sincere celebration of the holiday has taken on new meaning. Before I  celebrated Memorial Day more for the time with family than truly honoring the millions of fallen soldiers who gave their lives so we as Americans can enjoy freedom as no other nation. Now, I truly have an American Hero to celebrate.

My sister and best friend, Major Patricia Holmes-Ellison, led a command of soldiers, 273rd Military Police Company, in the 1991 Gulf War–having been one of the few women allowed to maintain leadership of a coed squad in combat. Early morning on May 14, 2013, she succumbed to lingering wounds from Desert Storm. She was a soldier’s soldier. Through her life, commitment to this country and death, I realized that these soldiers, even those who lost their lives, would fight again if given the opportunity. That is not to say that our country has always honored their efforts, commitment and ultimate sacrifice. I witnessed my sister fight for benefits that were rightfully hers being forced to prove that she was ever in combat.

Our patriotism for those who fight and sacrifice so much, even their lives, for us is grossly under celebrated. Not long ago I can remember the patriotism of America for those who had given their lives. Flags hung from houses as we were proud Americans honoring our war dead. In school we learned the battle and celebratory songs of this country in celebration of our country and those who gallantly served this country with honor and dignity. We recited the Pledge of Allegiance with pride knowing it united us not just as a nation, but as a country committed to God.

Today, most of our children don’t know those songs because of cuts from our music departments and we don’t sing them at home like we once did either. The majority of them don’t know the Pledge of Allegiance because God is mentioned and we are more concerned about offending rather than uniting in a corporate commitment to our country and our freedom.

Many of Americans are clueless about why we celebrate Memorial Day. Most of them feel it is another day off work; when in actuality it is a time for us to celebrate our war dead. These are the women and men who unselfishly gave of themselves and sacrificed the ultimate in battle, their lives, so we can have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Join me this Memorial Day to celebrate the millions of women and men who gave their lives so we as Americans can enjoy freedoms unlike any other nation. Pray for the strength of their families who lost their loved ones, some during battle and others later from wounds acquired during battle. Let us join together with pride knowing that their efforts and sacrifice will never be forgotten and they will never be in vain. We salute each of them throughout the history of America for their bravery, their courage and their sacrifice for us to be one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Enjoy a blessed momentous Memorial Day

Jacqui Showers

The Bold Encourager
Chief Encouragement Officer

Waiting is No Longer an Option |Showers’ Blessing PicSpire | Jacqui Showers

Several years ago, my church, House of Prayer & Praise Ministries, released a CD project entitled, Expectancy. One of the tracks bellows out, “We cannot wait.” As I reflected on those words, it took me back to a book written by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. entitled, “Why We Can’t Wait.”

The book outlines the plight of the Negro since arriving in America. Because of the injustices and inhumanity endured from the shores of Africa to the horrible middle passage, to slavery itself and to Jim-Crow, it meticulously outlined why the Negro could no longer wait to experience the same rights and privileges afforded their Caucasian counterparts. The literary work emphatically illustrates that the Negro was no longer going to wait but was ready to act and embrace all the promises as a citizen of the United States.

We still stand on the threshold of full equality in a nation that continues to want to relegate us to a subpar existence. As I think about the impending Voting Rights Act authored by the late Congressman John Lewis and civil rights leader and how there are those who still do not want us to exercise our full rights as citizens of this country, I unequivocally know that we cannot wait. The same things that were happening when Dr. King authored this book, are still prevalent today. In recent years, it has become even more overt.

We can no longer sit idly by while people who do not have our best interest, make decisions about our destiny. Last year, we frightened them to resort back to their “Jim Crow” antics and enact laws to create obstacles and barriers to prevent us from exercising our right to vote. Just like we voted and made a difference, we must have that same tenacity and crowd-power in every election. It is our crowd-power as African Americans that made a difference. It is our crowd-power as African Americans, who caused them to enact laws directly following that election. It is our crowd-power as African Americans where we will overcome any obstacles or barriers and exercise our rights and privileges. No, we cannot wait and are not waiting any more.

Each of us must be committed and dedicated to ensuring that every African American vote. It is our crowd-power that will make the difference. We have an obligation not to wait because of those who gave their lives for us. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and so many others who paid the ultimate price for us to be free. We must honor Dr. King’s legacy by ensuring that we take advantage of our God-given rights and privileges.

We all reach a threshold where we can no longer wait as well. Many have not exercised their privileges and rights. The ugly face of racism prevented African Americans from experiencing the fullness of citizenship in a country they helped to build through their sweat, blood, and tears.

Oftentimes we find ourselves existing below our privilege because we have not tapped into the reservoir of resources that God has given us. No, it was never God’s intention for us to fret over the uncertainty of this world, but to walk in complete victory as we become all He created us to be. For centuries, African Americans were not allowed to experience the privileges inherent in citizenship because of the label of inferiority placed on them. In many instances, we are not experiencing all our rights and privileges, because of inferior labels inflicted on us by either ourselves or others.

There comes a time when you have to say I can no longer wait for change to take place, because I am going to be an active participant in making change happen. There comes a time when you can no longer idly watch life passing you by without developing and exercising your God-given gifts and talents. There comes a time when you no longer allow outside stimulus to prohibit you from tapping into an infinite reservoir of overflowing opportunities. There comes a time when you no longer live as a second-class citizen, and you begin to expect more because you know you are a first-class citizen. There comes a time when you say enough is enough. I am taking back everything that has been withheld from me.

This is the time for you to move from idleness to expectancy. You see expectancy involves action. Expectancy involves forward deliberate motion. When you expect something more, you no longer are immobilized by fear; and “no” and “I can’t” no longer has a place in the lexicon of your life. Your mindset has elevated to expect “yes” and “I can.”

Even when all around you is a raging storm of uncertainty, you realize that you dwell in the heart of the storm where there is abundant life. You come to realize that outward circumstances have no dominion over your inner peace. It is this inner peace and joy that propels you to steadfastly move with an expectation unimaginable. You move from limitation, to the unlimited potential inherent in you from the day you were born. What begins to happen is that the fragments of famine and negativity no longer can skew your vision, because your vision causes them to become a micro dot on the landscape of your life and they no longer control your destiny. Nothing and no one can prevent you from living out everything God envisioned for you.

Change your mindset! Expect more! Take action! Because you cannot afford to wait anymore!

Are you ready to take action? Are you ready to stop waiting, and be the change that makes things happen?

#MartinLutherKingDay #excellenceinservice #showersblessing

PRAYER FOR SUCCESS JANUARY 10

Father, As I continue to diligently work towards my goals, strengthen my hands to finish. Every day, I commit my work to you, and I unequivocally know all I do will be established with your blessing. Teach me to number my days so I can apply my heart to wisdom for maximum impact and success. Amen. #showersblessing #prayersforsuccess



ENSURE SUCCESS IN 2022

Kick off the year with a Trilogy for Success releases—Prayers for Success: Igniting the World to Achieve Success, I DECIDED: Move from Resolution to Execution, and Affirmations for Success: Daily Affirmations for Marketplace Influencers. Make sure you purchase your Trilogy for Success @ www.jassaipublishing.com. eBooks for each title is available on Amazon.


CONNECT WITH ME EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT @ 11:59 A Minute ’til Midnight Marketplace Prayer Boot Camp! Look forward to see there. Catch me @ 11:59 A Minute ’til Midnight Marketplace Prayer Boot Camp (EST) @ Showers’ Blessing Inspires Facebook Live (http://ow.ly/DUq650F8Ih5) and Jacqui Showers Facebook Profile (http://ow.ly/tbXd50F8Ihg), Jacqui Showers YouTube/TV http://ow.ly/aHwV50F8Ih7 or TWITTER @ShowersBlessing (http://ow.ly/dwNm50F8Ih1) #minutetilmidnight #power #PRAY #marketplace #prayer


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Please continue to pray for us as we continue to move forward to provide more for you so you can become all God envisioned and experience all God S.A.W.W. (Spiritual, Abundance, Wholeness and Wealth).

PRAYER FOR SUCCESS JANUARY 7

Father, As the first week of the year draws to a close, my success with executing my New Year’s resolutions can only be achieved by teaming up with You. Daily I will seek You for Your blessing and favor to achieve all I endeavor throughout the year. Amen. #showersblessing #prayersforsuccess


CONNECT WITH ME EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT @ 11:59 A Minute ’til Midnight Marketplace Prayer Boot Camp! Look forward to see there. Catch me @ 11:59 A Minute ’til Midnight Marketplace Prayer Boot Camp (EST) @ Showers’ Blessing Inspires Facebook Live (http://ow.ly/DUq650F8Ih5) and Jacqui Showers Facebook Profile (http://ow.ly/tbXd50F8Ihg), Jacqui Showers YouTube/TV http://ow.ly/aHwV50F8Ih7 or TWITTER @ShowersBlessing (http://ow.ly/dwNm50F8Ih1) #minutetilmidnight #power #PRAY #marketplace #prayer



ENSURE SUCCESS IN 2022

Kick off the year with a Trilogy for Success releases—Prayers for Success: Igniting the World to Achieve Success, I DECIDED: Move from Resolution to Execution, and Affirmations for Success: Daily Affirmations for Marketplace Influencers. Make sure you purchase your Trilogy for Success @ www.jassaipublishing.com. eBooks for each title is available on Amazon.


Be Safe. Be Well. Be Vigilant.



Please continue to pray for us as we continue to move forward to provide more for you so you can become all God envisioned and experience all God S.A.W.W. (Spiritual, Abundance, Wholeness and Wealth).

PRAYER FOR SUCCESS JANUARY 6

Father, My faith, hope, and quiet confidence for a great prosperous year radiates from the consistency of Your love and protection. Every day throughout this year, bless me to be a radiate lovelight of faith and hope to all of those who grace my sphere of influence. Thank You for blessing me with a new year with so many possibilities for success! Amen. #showersblessing #prayersforsuccess



ENSURE SUCCESS IN 2022

Kick off the year with a Trilogy for Success releases—Prayers for Success: Igniting the World to Achieve Success, I DECIDED: Move from Resolution to Execution, and Affirmations for Success: Daily Affirmations for Marketplace Influencers. Make sure you purchase your Trilogy for Success @ www.jassaipublishing.com. eBooks for each title is available on Amazon.


CONNECT WITH ME EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT @ 11:59 A Minute ’til Midnight Marketplace Prayer Boot Camp! Look forward to see there. Catch me @ 11:59 A Minute ’til Midnight Marketplace Prayer Boot Camp (EST) @ Showers’ Blessing Inspires Facebook Live (http://ow.ly/DUq650F8Ih5) and Jacqui Showers Facebook Profile (http://ow.ly/tbXd50F8Ihg), Jacqui Showers YouTube/TV http://ow.ly/aHwV50F8Ih7 or TWITTER @ShowersBlessing (http://ow.ly/dwNm50F8Ih1) #minutetilmidnight #power #PRAY #marketplace #prayer

Be Safe. Be Well. Be Vigilant.



Please continue to pray for us as we continue to move forward to provide more for you so you can become all God envisioned and experience all God S.A.W.W. (Spiritual, Abundance, Wholeness and Wealth).

PRAYER FOR SUCCESS JANUARY 5

Father, I am in the initial week of this year, which is a continuum of my success. My achievements and my failures catapult me forward as You blessed with me 365 blank canvasses to continue painting a portrait of success one day at a time. Thank You for such an awesome gift for the New Year. Amen. #showersblessing #prayersforsuccess



ENSURE SUCCESS IN 2022

Kick off the year with a Trilogy for Success releases—Prayers for Success: Igniting the World to Achieve Success, I DECIDED: Move from Resolution to Execution, and Affirmations for Success: Daily Affirmations for Marketplace Influencers. Make sure you purchase your Trilogy for Success @ www.jassaipublishing.com. eBooks for each title is available on Amazon.


CONNECT WITH ME EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT @ 11:59 A Minute ’til Midnight Marketplace Prayer Boot Camp! Look forward to see there. Catch me @ 11:59 A Minute ’til Midnight Marketplace Prayer Boot Camp (EST) @ Showers’ Blessing Inspires Facebook Live (http://ow.ly/DUq650F8Ih5) and Jacqui Showers Facebook Profile (http://ow.ly/tbXd50F8Ihg), Jacqui Showers YouTube/TV http://ow.ly/aHwV50F8Ih7 or TWITTER @ShowersBlessing (http://ow.ly/dwNm50F8Ih1) #minutetilmidnight #power #PRAY #marketplace #prayer

Be Safe. Be Well. Be Vigilant.



Please continue to pray for us as we continue to move forward to provide more for you so you can become all God envisioned and experience all God S.A.W.W. (Spiritual, Abundance, Wholeness and Wealth).

PRAYER FOR SUCCESS JANUARY 4

Father, It’s a new year! I will celebrate and rejoice in You every day. I will not be anxious for anything, but I will pray about everything. Make known to You every care and concern. I will rejoice regardless of the circumstances and embrace Your peace that surpasses understanding. I will experience illimitable success in everything I do. Thank You for blessing me with another prosperous joyous peaceful worry-free year. Amen. #showersblessing #prayersforsuccess



ENSURE SUCCESS IN 2022

Kick off the year with a Trilogy for Success releases—Prayers for Success: Igniting the World to Achieve Success, I DECIDED: Move from Resolution to Execution, and Affirmations for Success: Daily Affirmations for Marketplace Influencers. Make sure you purchase your Trilogy for Success @ www.jassaipublishing.com. eBooks for each title is available on Amazon.


CONNECT WITH ME EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT @ 11:59 A Minute ’til Midnight Marketplace Prayer Boot Camp! Look forward to see there. Catch me @ 11:59 A Minute ’til Midnight Marketplace Prayer Boot Camp (EST) @ Showers’ Blessing Inspires Facebook Live (http://ow.ly/DUq650F8Ih5) and Jacqui Showers Facebook Profile (http://ow.ly/tbXd50F8Ihg), Jacqui Showers YouTube/TV http://ow.ly/aHwV50F8Ih7 or TWITTER @ShowersBlessing (http://ow.ly/dwNm50F8Ih1) #minutetilmidnight #power #PRAY #marketplace #prayer

Be Safe. Be Well. Be Vigilant.



Please continue to pray for us as we continue to move forward to provide more for you so you can become all God envisioned and experience all God S.A.W.W. (Spiritual, Abundance, Wholeness and Wealth).

PRAYER FOR SUCCESS JANUARY 3

Father, I decided my only resolution is to say “yes” to You and allow the Holy Spirit to lead, direct, and guide me throughout this year. Bless me to return to this place of surrender, when I try to take things into my own hands. Bless me to rest in knowing that You have me on a path to achieve illimitable success as I continue to say “yes” to You in all that I do in 2022. Amen. #showersblessing #prayersforsuccess



ENSURE SUCCESS IN 2022

Kick off the year with a Trilogy for Success releases—Prayers for Success: Igniting the World to Achieve Success, I DECIDED: Move from Resolution to Execution, and Affirmations for Success: Daily Affirmations for Marketplace Influencers. Make sure you purchase your Trilogy for Success @ www.jassaipublishing.com. eBooks for each title is available on Amazon.


CONNECT WITH ME EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT @ 11:59 A Minute ’til Midnight Marketplace Prayer Boot Camp! Look forward to see there. Catch me @ 11:59 A Minute ’til Midnight Marketplace Prayer Boot Camp (EST) @ Showers’ Blessing Inspires Facebook Live (http://ow.ly/DUq650F8Ih5) and Jacqui Showers Facebook Profile (http://ow.ly/tbXd50F8Ihg), Jacqui Showers YouTube/TV http://ow.ly/aHwV50F8Ih7 or TWITTER @ShowersBlessing (http://ow.ly/dwNm50F8Ih1) #minutetilmidnight #power #PRAY #marketplace #prayer

Be Safe. Be Well. Be Vigilant.



Please continue to pray for us as we continue to move forward to provide more for you so you can become all God envisioned and experience all God S.A.W.W. (Spiritual, Abundance, Wholeness and Wealth).

PRAYER FOR SUCCESS DECEMBER 31

Father, Father, Although I’m in the process of making New Year’s resolutions, I know that my success in completing them comes from You. I am determined to succeed. Each day throughout the New Year, I will seek you for guidance, instruction, and direction. Bless me with an obedient heart in achieving all I endeavor to do. I passionately and enthusiastically expect to achieve nothing but overwhelming success in the upcoming year. Amen. #showersblessing #prayersforsuccess


CONNECT WITH ME EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT @ 11:59 A Minute ’til Midnight Marketplace Prayer Boot Camp! Look forward to see there. Catch me @ 11:59 A Minute ’til Midnight Marketplace Prayer Boot Camp (EST) @ Showers’ Blessing Inspires Facebook Live (http://ow.ly/DUq650F8Ih5) and Jacqui Showers Facebook Profile (http://ow.ly/tbXd50F8Ihg), Jacqui Showers YouTube/TV http://ow.ly/aHwV50F8Ih7 or TWITTER @ShowersBlessing (http://ow.ly/dwNm50F8Ih1) #minutetilmidnight #power #PRAY #marketplace #prayer



ENSURE SUCCESS IN 2022

Kick off the year with a Trilogy for Success releases—Prayers for Success: Igniting the World to Achieve Success, I DECIDED: Move from Resolution to Execution, and Affirmations for Success: Daily Affirmations for Marketplace Influencers. Make sure you purchase your Trilogy for Success @ www.jassaipublishing.com. eBooks for each title is available on Amazon.


Be Safe. Be Well. Be Vigilant.



Please continue to pray for us as we continue to move forward to provide more for you so you can become all God envisioned and experience all God S.A.W.W. (Spiritual, Abundance, Wholeness and Wealth).

PRAYER FOR SUCCESS DECEMBER 30

Father, As I stand on the threshold of a new year there are things and situations that don’t appear to have life. I can’t seem to do anything to bring them back. I need a strategy and a rhema Word to ignite my passion. I know beyond belief that when You pronounce life the very essence of its existence is resurrected. Bless me not to give up but to believe and speak unwavering faith that they are resuscitated back to life. Because of this supernatural resuscitation, I know with You guiding me there is nothing I can’t do in 2022. Amen. #showersblessing #prayersforsuccess




ENSURE SUCCESS IN 2022

Kick off the year with a Trilogy for Success releases—Prayers for Success: Igniting the World to Achieve Success, I DECIDED: Move from Resolution to Execution, and Affirmations for Success: Daily Affirmations for Marketplace Influencers. Make sure you purchase your Trilogy for Success @ www.jassaipublishing.com. eBooks for each title is available on Amazon.


CONNECT WITH ME EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT @ 11:59 A Minute ’til Midnight Marketplace Prayer Boot Camp! Look forward to see there. Catch me @ 11:59 A Minute ’til Midnight Marketplace Prayer Boot Camp (EST) @ Showers’ Blessing Inspires Facebook Live (http://ow.ly/DUq650F8Ih5) and Jacqui Showers Facebook Profile (http://ow.ly/tbXd50F8Ihg), Jacqui Showers YouTube/TV http://ow.ly/aHwV50F8Ih7 or TWITTER @ShowersBlessing (http://ow.ly/dwNm50F8Ih1) #minutetilmidnight #power #PRAY #marketplace #prayer

Be Safe. Be Well. Be Vigilant.



Please continue to pray for us as we continue to move forward to provide more for you so you can become all God envisioned and experience all God S.A.W.W. (Spiritual, Abundance, Wholeness and Wealth).

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