The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Down by Neta Jackson is the second in her series of Yada Yada Books. In the first book, Jodi Baxter, a first-year third grade teacher, is invited by Avis, her principal, to attend the Chicago Women’s Conference. During the conference, hundreds of women are randomly placed in diverse prayer groups. As the conference ends, they cannot break the meaningful connections they had established, so they agree to meet twice monthly in one another’s homes to share their joys and sorrows, to pray, share scripture and sing spiritual songs.
While there are many problems shared and prayed for in Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Down, one involves a robbery at Jodi’s home in the midst of one of their prayer meetings. Held at knife point, this near-tragedy brings the group even closer as they pray for not only their own healing, but also that of the twenty-three-year-old girl who was so desperate to get money for drugs. This leads them to pray, help, make visits to the jail and finally to forgive the robber.
This is just one of many life events they pray through. Others include a tragic auto accident, getting a child back after going to prison and caring for a parent with dementia. They truly become a family that overcomes life’s trials by following the words found in I Thessalonians 5:17: “Pray without ceasing.
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