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Peculiar Okafor: Musings From the Deep Recesses of a Soul



There are certain times you have feeling you cannot share with anyone. Those times all we need to do is share it with someone. A friend of mine decided that someone was ‘The Main Oga at the Top’ and wrote the prayer below:

Dear Lord,
I write this to you, not as someone who is jealous, vindictive or egoistic, but as a person who has dreams and knows that only you can meet them.

I guess to a lot of people, I have a good life and should be very content. Thankful I am, because I know all I am is you but Lord like Oliver Twist, I want more.

I’m in my late twenties and have worn my fair share of bridesmaid dresses, I think it’s time for me to flaunt my own ring.

My career is fair but Lord I want to do something groundbreaking that gets talked about.

I want to access opportunities and have my dreams come through. I am happy for everyone around me who has had experiences that surpassed their heart’s desire but Lord I want my own.

I ask for the grace to dare and do the things I really want to do instead of over-analyzing life.

I ask that I find so much joy, success and fulfillment that goes along with it.

I ask for the unforced rhythms of grace in my life.

I ask for a husband and kids; not that I need a man to complete me but, because I really want to experience the joys and sorrows (if any) of marriage and parenting.

It’s hard for me to be happy for others who have experiences I wish I had though I try and if that makes me jealous, then please forgive me.

I acknowledge that only you can bring the dreams I dare not share with anyone to pass and ask that you help me.

Unlike most, I do not claim to be strong when I am not; because, I recognize that a lot of things are beyond human control.

So Lord, hear my prayer; bless the works of my hands, and give me your very best.

Yours truly,


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Peculiar Okafor is a marketing communications executive and loves to write. Visit her blog ‘‘ to read her stories.

Peculiar is a Marketing communications personnel, she believes that one can have a full life without being bitchy and she wants it all 'A good career, love, laughter, wealth, you name it. She blogs at Follow her on Instagram @daworkdiva and Facebook ''


  1. CHIKA

    May 12, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    The sincerity of the prayer moved me but I’ll say different lines, God bless you.

  2. nammy

    May 12, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    I feel ha jare, av worn bridesmaids dresses too evn though I don’t like being one but I do it for my friends. I’ll like to b d one pple r wearing bridesmaids dresses for.

    • T-one

      May 12, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      Amen dear, God will answer your prayers.

  3. Gorgeous

    May 12, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Funny, but since i was a little girl i have always been whatever about marriage. I still am. I remember my mum asked me how many kids i want. I told her i did not want to be married. As a kid!!! And i come from a very good home so no abuse scarring. Funny that i do get proposals. I guess i should give it a fair shot, which i will very very soon. 🙂

  4. Mrs A

    May 12, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Amen and Amen!

  5. anonymous me

    May 13, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    me likey!!

  6. Kiks

    May 13, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    the sincerity is amazing and this has just taken the words out of my mouth except that marriage for me is not priority.
    i feel like sometimes we pray for what we think God wants us to pray about. it is like being taught how to pray in sunday school. It is high time we learned to speak to God like our father, confidant and above all maker

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