DeVon Franklin’s Hollywood Commandments (3:39)
Motivational speaker, preacher, and The New York Times bestselling author DeVon Franklin recommends what he calls the "10/10 Rule for Prayer" when looking to achieve success in life. This rule is to pray for 10 minutes a day and then prepare for 10 minutes a day. This means that you sit down, focus, and pray for what you want in life and the goals you want to achieve, and then you take 10 minutes out of your day to figure out how you can start reaching these goals. Figuring out your life path, however, can be frustrating, so DeVon recommends when the going gets tough to recite a frustration prayer to help ease your mind and refocus your energy. Below is the full frustration prayer from his new book The Hollywood Commandments.
Dear Almighty God,
Please help me deal with this virus called Frustration. I’m frustrated because I’m not where I want to be, I’m frustrated because I know I’m talented and have a calling on my life, but I don’t see how anything You’ve promised me will ever come to pass. I’m frustrated because I’m tired of being overlooked and passed on. I’m frustrated because I’m tired of being told I’m not good enough. I’m frustrated because I have a burning desire to be successful yet it doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen. I’m frustrated because I never can seem to catch a break. I’m frustrated because I keep seeing a vision of the life I want to live but the life I currently live looks nothing like it yet.
Please, my god, help me. I’m crying out to You from the depths of my soul! I need peace to sustain me during the times when my frustration is so intense I start to lose my faith. I come against the frustration that seeks to derail my very existence! No weapon formed against me will prosper! I claim every good and perfect gift You’ve already planned for my life and I submit my career to You! You said Your word would not return to You void and anything I ask for in the name of Jesus, You would do, so in the name of Jesus, I claim victory over this frustration that threatens to disrupt my God-ordained destiny!
I claim this peace in the mighty name of Jesus.