Prayer is Effective in Finding a Husband

Our selected cinema movie this valentine is “Beautiful Creatures,” whose trailer got my attention not just because of the fantasy story, but also the clips of Viola Davis. I was looking around online for more news on the movie and came across this interview the Oscar nominee from last year’s “The Help” gave to Page Six.

She said, “I was the loneliest woman in the world, and someone said, ‘You should just pray for a husband.’ ” She took her pal’s advice, adding, “I said I wanted a big black man from the South who looked like a football player, who already had children, who maybe had been married before . . . 3 1/2 weeks later I met my husband.”

The rest is now history, Viola Davis went on to marry actor and former college football player, Julius Tennon in 2003, and they adopted a daughter named Genesis last year. Isn't that amazing?

I have my own confession to make.

I remember in 2007, I had just returned to the UK after a brief holiday in Nigeria. Within a few weeks of my return, I got news that my dad's health was compromised. He was admitted in hospital and for a while it was touch and go. I love my dad deeply and after crying and praying for him, I told God, "Please I know my Dad is getting older and You have already granted him long life. While I'm asking for more years and health for him, I also don't want to hear this kind of news alone anymore. If I'm going to miss my daddy, then God, give me someone to strengthen me and be with me."

We already knew each other then, but less than a month later, Atala sent me a message saying how he wanted us to start talking a romantic relationship. That talking had it's fair share of hiccups, but about a year later we were married. My dad walked me down the aisle, and though he has gone into hospital once or twice since then, he's still alive today.

So yes, prayer works. This valentine might be a great time to PUSH. You just have to know what you're praying about, and how you're praying. More importantly, recognize when God has answered your prayer so you don't miss the right person for you.

So what do you think, has prayer worked for you or anyone you know in finding a partner?