Finding confirmation through prayer

Evangelist Argatha Gilmore delivers the message during Saturday's service.

Alex M. Sanchez/Correspondent
Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 7:08 p.m.

Trust in the power of a praying woman. Pray everyday, be persistent and you will receive confirmation of your faith, deliverance from whatever issues you're facing, and a better relationship with God.


Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church

Pastor: The Rev. Dr. Freeman N. Gallmon
Location: 718 SE 11th St.
Services: Sunday school is 9:45 a.m., followed by morning worship at 11 a.m.. Bible Study Thursday is 7 p.m.
Phone: 352-372-0505

That was a message delivered by Evangelist Argatha Gilmore at the Women in White service held last Saturday at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. Gilmore is the chief of police in Lake City and member of Watson Temple Institutional Church in Tallahassee.

Pamela M. Jones coordinated the Mt. Moriah women-led service, which is one of three programs leading to Women's Day to be held on Nov. 10. Jones said the first program was a prayer luncheon on Aug. 24, and the third service in October will be announced later. Jones is also the chairwoman of Women's Day, an annual event, and this year, the speaker will Missionary Brenda James of Anderson Memorial Church of God in Christ in High Springs.

Angela Williams presided over a service punctuated by powerful musical selections delivered by the Ladies in White Choir, a special choir for the occasion. Marion Myers offered the opening prayer and Glenda Shaw delivered the welcome and occasion.

The topic was, "Power of a Praying Woman."

"You are not leaving here the same way you came," promised Gilmore during an interactive sermon full of joy, praise, hope, and faith that the light of God favors a praying women.

To illustrate her message, Gilmore preached from Luke 8:41; Job 22:28; and Colossians 4:2.

Gilmore also referred to technology to make her point that the power of prayer will restore what you have lost or think you have lost. Like the emergency recovery button in a computer that recovers deleted files and keep us from panicking, Gilmore said prayer delivers emergency recovery. She said through prayer everything that has been lost will be returned. "Give yourself to prayer at all times," Gilmore said. "Prayer releases an emergency recovery."

Gilmore also preached at length from Matthew 9:18-22 about a nameless woman who was very sick, destitute and desperate. She had been sick with an issue of blood for twelve years. She came to Jesus, who was surrounded by people, and she came behind him, touched the hem of his garment, and was made whole.

Gilmore said the woman turned to Jesus as a last resort but she should have gone to Jesus first.

"We don't recognize the power of speaking our situation to the Holy Ghost," Gilmore said. "Pray until something happens with the expectation of a return to normal and regaining possession of something lost or stolen."

"The Holy Ghost is in the house and he will lift your burden," Gilmore said. "Just keep on praying. He will listen to you."

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