"I stopped asking Him for specific things, which everyone does at times, but really out of fear. And then I just trusted Him, asking instead my favorite prayer — 'not my will, but thine will be done.'

I trusted Him, as I always do when in a state of belief, and then He trusted me, again, as He doesn't have too to do. And then He delivered, as is His natural state of being. He is actually in the delivery business, but we must be within His flow.

Only prayers rooted in love, faith, and belief work."

John Hope Bryant

John Hope Bryant is a thought leader, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, Bryant Group Companies, Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass) the only African-American bestselling business author in the U.S., and is chairman of the Subcommittee for the Under-Served and Community Empowerment for the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, for President Barack Obama. Mr. Bryant is the co-founder of the Gallup-HOPE Index, the only national research poll on youth financial dignity and youth economic energy in the U.S. He is also a co-founder of Global Dignity with HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Professor Pekka Himanen of Finland. Global Dignity is affiliated with the Forum of Young Global Leaders and the World Economic Forum. Mr. Bryant serves on the board of directors of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation, an NYSE Euronext publicly traded company, and a division of $54 billion Ares Capital.

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