A Global Day of Prayer
Listen to Minister Teraleen R. Campbell as she leads us in prayer and close out the 2015 Finer Womanhood Month with words of spiritual guidance.
“God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, thou who has brought us thus far on our way. We thank thee dear heavenly Father for the five wonderful women who founded this great organization known as Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. We take this opportunity to bless the memories of Founders Arizona Cleaver Stemons, Pearl Anna Neal, Myrtle Tyler Faithful, Viola Tyler Goings and Fannie Pettie Watts. We thank you that we are blessed to follow in the footsteps of women of great character and women who dared to step outside the norm of the day in order to make a difference. We honor them for the legacy that each established, both individually and collectively.
As those who are now torchbearers of this great legacy, we reaffirm our commitment to that which is good and noble. We vow to continue to uphold the ideals of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood; as we realize that doing so is also pleasing in your sight. We seek to be beacons of light in our communities and throughout this world.
Born during the Harlem Renaissance yet coming through Jim Crow, we have indeed come over the way that with tears have been watered. Through the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement, through Wars, through recessions, through riots, through unjust verdicts, through the election of the first African American President – we have come! And we thank you Lord for allowing us to be Overcomers!
We cover in prayer every member of this great organization. We thank you for the sacrifices they make to ensure that Zeta would be the preeminent service organization that it is today. We thank you for blessing us to be a blessing to others. We ask that no member of Zeta go lacking as we serve those within our communities. We pray that we not be weary as we do well because we know that in due season we shall reap a harvest of blessings as long as we do not faint.
Your Word instructs us in Philippians 4:8 to think on things that are lovely, honest, pure and of a good report. So as we embark upon the journey towards our Centennial, we chose to reflect upon the lives that you have enabled us to touch through our scholarships, youth and Amicae auxiliaries, elder care, our Stork’s Nests and other efforts to serve others within our communities. We thank you for the bond which we have been blessed to share with our Brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Our prayer on this day is that your hand continually be upon us. We ask you to continue to give us strength and wisdom as we endeavor to do your will.
Finally, we pray kind Father that the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts are acceptable in your sight for you dear Lord are our strength and our redeemer and we depend on you to lead and guide us as we march onward to one hundred years. We ask should there be anything that we have failed to ask, but you in your infinite wisdom know we stand in need of, please grant it and supply every need.
All these blessings we ask in your name. Amen!”
Minister Teraleen R. Campbell