Tina Knowles-Lawson, mother of superstar singer Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, recently celebrated seven years of wedded bliss with her husband, Richard Lawson, who she believes God sent into her life as a result of prayer.
“I’ve known Richard for 40 years, and when we reconnected, it was, just, I felt like, a gift from God,” said Knowles-Lawson, 68, in an interview with Tamron Hall to promote her new Lifetime movie, T.D. Jakes’ Wrath: A Seven Deadly Sins Story.
“I really mean that, because I prayed. After I went through a divorce, it was pretty devastating after 33 years, and I always planned on, if it was in God’s plan, to get married again, because I like being married. I like being in a relationship,” said the entrepreneur who split from music industry executive, Matthew Knowles, in 2011.
When asked what prayer she specifically prayed before falling in love with her second husband, Knowles-Lawson revealed, “I have this book, The Power of Prayer, by Stormie Omartian,” which, according to her, “has a prayer on finding a mate.”
The best-selling book, which is part of Omartian’s “Power of Praying” series that has sold over 40 million copies, has been so impactful in Knowles-Lawson’s life that she said she has given away between 200-300 copies.
The host of Facebook Watch show, Talks With Mama Tina, told Hall, the book’s prayer “basically just says to bring someone into my life that is God-fearing and the kind of person I’m going to be in a happy, harmonious relationship with.”
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SOURCE: EEW Magazine Online – Felicia Scott