November 23, 2022

~~Thanksgiving Edition~~


FOCUSED Ministries, Inc.

Focusing On Christ Until Spiritual Excellence is Demonstrated

 Proverbs 4:25-27       Hebrews 12:1-2


This week's prayer is offered by

Dr. Trisha J. Baker

Founder/CEO, FOCUSED Ministries, Inc.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).

Father, thank You for this opportunity to pray. In this season of Thanksgiving, thank You for giving Your Son to save the world from sin. Sin that separates us from You. You wish that all men, women, and children would be saved (1st Tim. 2:4) and come to know You. The hope and joy that comes in knowing You, Lord, is immeasurable. It is my prayer that all who read this today and in the coming days would have an experience with You that changes their life.


Thank You for our readers who, each week, take time to pray with us. You said that men ought always to pray and not faint (Luke 18:1), so we pray. We won’t get tired but we will pray. Every young person You’ve placed in our path, we are so thankful for them. Thank You for allowing the parents to entrust their precious ones into our hands and be a part of their story. Those who have crossed us in the past, those who are now in our present, and those who will be in our future – You’ve called them to be a part of Your plan and design so help us at FOCUSED Ministries to be a tool to direct them towards You. Father, You said in the last days, You will pour out Your Spirit on all people and when You do, Your sons and daughters will prophesy (Acts 2:17 NIV). Pour out Your Spirit today upon all people, in Jesus’ name.

To the FOCUSED Fam:

Let us give thanks throughout this Thanksgiving season. I pray you are blessed with the memory of your time with family and friends. I pray you are blessed with good food and good fun. And I pray that His presence be with you, in Jesus’ name, amen.


REPORT: Family Giving Thanksgiving Campaign for 2022 - WE blessed 11 families this year with Walmart gift cards for the holiday. We reached Illinois, Georgia, and Mississippi. Praise God! I want to THANK ALL who contributed to this campaign. Your gift blessed us so that we could bless others!

Yet FOCUSED on Him,

Dr. Baker

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 is the NATIONAL DAY OF GIVING. The Lord has blessed us to operate on the generous donations of thoughtful individuals who have supported us and who continue to support us as we work to fulfill the mission and vision of FOCUSED Ministries. I thank the Lord for His mercy and grace towards us. He has blessed us and sustained the work that we have done. For this and so much more, I am so, so thankful. We still have a lot of work to do. As the Lord brings FOCUSED Ministries to your heart and mind, prayerfully consider giving a gift on Tuesday to support our Giving Tuesday effort on behalf of the ministry. Beyond Tuesday, prayerfully consider a monthly donation. It would help us continue the work and continue growing.

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-Bank bill pay – donate through your bank bill pay sent to:

FOCUSED Ministries, Inc. P.O. Box 746, Morton Grove, IL 60053

-By mail to P.O. Box 746, Morton Grove, IL 60053. 

Thank you in advance for your gift. Keep us in your prayers. We believe in the power of prayer. We need a building. I know that the Lord will provide our every need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Phil. 4:19). The Lord bless you, indeed!

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~~Youth Central~~

Enjoy your Thanksgiving with you family and friends!

We miss you but will see you in December!



I thank You for another day on this earth. I pray that You will continue to bless and protect everyone I care about. I ask that You continue to remind me that somethings are out of my control and that I have to look to You for the answer instead of trying to do it alone, in Jesus' name, amen.

Morgan W., age 13


To empower young girls and boys through the Word of God to live out their God-given purpose in the earth.


We are FOCUSED on the Word of God. We are PASSIONATE about sharing the love of God with others. We are COMMITTED to the task and challenge of making a difference in the lives of young girls & boys. We are EXCITED about fulfilling God’s purpose in our community


To see young girls and boys influence their communities as they live out their God-given purpose.

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With the debt for sin having been paid by Jesus Christ on the Cross, we now have the opportunity to life eternal. Jesus said, ...I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (John 14 KJV). Romans 10:9 says, That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God had raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved (KJV). If you have not asked Jesus to come into your heart, do it today. Simply say, Jesus, I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I believe in my heart that You died on the cross to save me from the debt of my sin. I confess You now as my Lord and Savior and ask You to come into my heart and change my life, in Your name I pray, amen.

If you prayed this prayer, welcome to the family of God! We rejoice with you! Let us pray with you as you begin a new life in Christ. Call or drop us a text at 331-308-1309. We'd love to pray with you!


Dr. Baker, the founder & president/CEO of FOCUSED Ministries, Inc., an educator and author. She believes that through the Word of God, hearts can be healed and lives transformed. She believes that her God-given purpose is to help people, especially young people, experience the saving power of Jesus Christ. Her desire is for people to know that no matter what they have encountered in this life, they are here for God’s purpose and by His design.

FOCUSED Ministries, Inc. is a faith-based, IRS-approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

EIN #46-1669632

Thank you in advance for your giving to the vision and mission of FOCUSED Ministries, Inc.

All donations are tax-deductible as charitable contributions for U.S. federal tax-exempt purposes.

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