Whyte House Family Spoken Novels #306: I Know What Prayer Can Do Chapter 36

Welcome to the Whyte House Family Spoken Novels podcast episode #306. Today we are reading chapter 36 of the novel “I Know What Prayer Can Do” by Daniel Whyte III with Meriqua Whyte.

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“Oh, my goodness!” Jennifer cried out as she rushed into the room to pick Luis up from off the floor. “How in the world did you fall out of your bed! You were sound asleep when I left the room. I could not have been gone longer than two minutes.”
“Are you alright? Talk to me. Say something,” Jennifer said. She held him out in front of her. “Oh, my goodness,” she said again as she noticed a large swelling on his forehead.
Jennifer rushed off to the kitchen to fix an ice pack. She held it on his forehead as she cuddled him close to her. “I can’t believe you’re not even crying,” she exclaimed. “Oh, God, please have no harm to come to him from the fall. Please, Lord, please.”
After about twenty minutes, Jennifer lifted the ice pack. “Still the same,” she sighed as she placed it back on the bump.
The Francias returned about thirty minutes after the accident to find them sitting in the kitchen.
“Why are you holding an ice pack on his head?” Mrs. Francia asked as she reached for her son. “What happened?”
“How did everything go?” Mr. Francia asked as he walked into the kitchen slipping his jacket off while loosening his tie. He stopped in his tracks when he saw his wife’s facial expression as she fussed over their son. Jennifer was holding the ice pack. “What happened? Why does he have a bump on his head?”
Jennifer’s mouth opened but no sound came out. Her eyes lighted on Mr. Francia, who, turning away from his son raised his head up to the ceiling with his left hand resting on the nape of his neck. Jennifer saw a wad of muscles on his back tighten under his shirt. She braced herself for a possible explosive reaction from him.
Finding her voice, she said, “Mr. and Mrs. Francia, I am truly sorry. I laid him down to sleep and I stayed in the room for an hour to make sure he was asleep. Then I went to the kitchen to get a glass of water. I wasn’t gone any longer than a minute. When I returned, I found him lying on the floor. He . . . he . . . was just laying there, looking toward the door, not making a sound.”
Jennifer’s eyes filled with tears. She glanced from Mr. Francia to Mrs. Francia who was getting more ice.
“I . . . I . . . picked him up. His eyes kept moving from side to side. He did not cry. He never uttered a sound.” Jennifer started to cry. “I’m sorry. I don’t know how it happened. I made sure he was asleep.”
After what seemed like an eternity of silence, Mrs. Francia spoke. “I remember telling you not to ever leave him; to always have him in your sight. Why didn’t you call us?”
“I tried, but your phone kept ringing.”
“I’m sorry. It was in my purse and I accidentally left it in the car,” Mrs. Francia said.
“Come on. Enough talk. Let’s get him to the emergency room,” Mr. Francia said. He took his son from his wife. He stared at Jennifer for a few seconds. Tears were still trickling down her cheeks.
Mrs. Francia rested a hand on Jennifer’s shoulder and gave it a gentle squeeze. “Come on with us,” she said.
“We won’t need you to come. You just go ahead on home. We’ll let you know what takes place,” Mr. Francia said. His bushy eyebrows cast a fearful shadow over his dark piercing eyes. Jennifer shuddered.

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Thank you for joining us for this episode of Whyte House Family stories. You may purchase a copy of this novel and any other Christian fiction books read on this podcast from Amazon.com.

Now, dear listener, please know that God—the divine Author of all things—wants to write a great story with your life as well. But first you must give Him the pen by trusting Him with the life He gave you and surrendering your heart to Jesus Christ as Savior. Here is how:

1. Accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 7:20: “For there is not a just man upon earth that doeth good, and sinneth not.” Romans 3:23 reads: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

2. Accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

3. Accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” The Bible says in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

4. Accept the fact that you cannot do anything to save yourself! The Bible states in Ephesians 2: 8, 9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is a gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

5. Accept the fact that God loves you more than you love yourself, and that He wants to save you from hell. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

6. With these facts in mind, please repent of your sins, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and pray and ask Him to come into your heart and save you this very moment. The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

May God bless you until next time.