Meagan Good Talks To Girls About the Power of Prayer

April 27, 2012 ‐ By


Meagan Good is turning out to be the antithesis of the seductive characters she plays on-screen. Before the 30-year-old became engaged to her preacher man fiancé she talked about her choice to remain celibate until marriage and as part of her new spread for Fearless magazine, the young actress spoke during a Fearless Girls workshop and encouraged young ladies to find comfort in prayer.

Meagan began her talk discussing the importance of finding your purpose in life and why the thought of girls suffering with depression to the point of committing suicide troubles her so much.

“What you’re supposed to do in the world, nobody else can do,” she told the girls. “So, now you’re gone. So now it’s not gonna get done, and what you didn’t do is going to affect so many other people’s lives.”

She went on to talk about issues she’s had to deal with such as the pressure she’s felt as the sole breadwinner for her family.

“I’ve been taking care of my whole family financially since I was 14,” Meagan said, explaining that her brother has a learning disability caused by brain damage he suffered during childhood. She also said she has an adopted younger sister and her mother and older sister are both retired. “I’ve had that weight on my shoulders my whole life pretty much.”

Talking about what a burden that’s been, she said her connection to God is what’s kept her grounded.

“The main thing is prayer. Prayer is so powerful, and God is so powerful,” she said. “He’s so beyond our own efforts and our own energy and the things that we have going on in our lives.

“I pray to God to give me strength, to give me vision, to tell me what to do, how to live—sometimes what to wear!” she stated.

Beyond prayer, Meagan said girls also need to spend time in the word.

“It uplifts me to a point where I feel like I have the energy and I have the strength to get through whatever the day brings,” she told them.

It’s not every day that a Hollywood star sends that type of message out and it’s good Meagan is able to be a spiritual role model for these girls. Check out more of her talk here, along with some words of encouragement from “Sparkle” star Brely Evans.

What do you think about what Meagan had to say?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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  • gwen

    i needed to hear that, so awesome

  • gwen

    i needed to hear that, so awesome

  • Goziem

    very proud of her for calling God’s name without flinching.

  • Jesusrideswitme!

    When you public for God, He goes hard for you. “If you be ashamed of me before this sinful and adulterous generation…”

  • poetsgroove

    Good for her to help up lift young women and not tear them down.

  • Hannah


  • Pala Hadassah Dan

    LUV HER! Great advice.

  • Yummy

    I loved her before but now I really adore her! She’s a fellow sister in Christ! AMEN! God is good!

  • Monell

    I totally agree with meagan pray she is always on fire to go throughout the world and carry the good news of God

  • Nefijones1

    She is a beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.  Awesome and blessed young lady!!!

  • ieshapatterson

    it’s nice to see someone as pretty and as talented as megan,uplifting God,prayer and saving yourself for marriage.we need more role models like this,for our young black youth.

  • ElvisWasAHero2Most

    God… hmmm…. this is something I’ve really REALLY tried to do.  I genuinely want to believe there is a, uhh… supreme being(?) but the intellectual in me finds it disingenuous to think there’s someone who can hear your every word, thought, etc.  On top of the fact that Christianity and every other religion will likely be laughed at in history books (or whatever teaching tool) in a millennium or so (the same way we laugh at the religions of previous civilizations) 

    But if I could believe, I would.  The benefits of prayer I’m sure are immense.   

    • Risk tisk

      You just sound to smart for your own good. What happens during judgement day when God asks “why didn’t you believe”…

      • ElvisWasAHero2Most

        When (if) he does ask, I’d retort with, “Well, I was made in your image,. so…. it’s your fault?”

        But my Christian friends tell me God loves everyone, so I think I’m good. If there is a heaven, I won’t be flying first class, I can settle for coach.

        • SimplyShay

          I don’t mind your post if you are genuinely questioning if there is a God or if your comment is a bad joke. I think that if you are unsure about anything you should question it. But at any rate… Someone once said “Wouldn’t it be better to live life like there is a God rather then not then to die and find out that there is”. And your reasoning… “I was made in your image… so… it’s your fault”  Wrong answer!! We may be made in his image but there is a thing called “free will”. God is so awesome that not only does he make us in his image but he also gives us the choice on whether or not if we will allow him (his spirit) to live inside of us! So made in his image or not it’s YOU that have to keep up that image not God! I suggest if you are really concern about weather or not there is a God or if prayer really work I dare you to try it out for yourself. Whole heartedly and not on some bs science or text book stuff! But try it and see. What do you have to lose???? Many Blessings…

          • ElvisWasAHero2Most

            My apologies if I came off as offensive, but the topic of religion/spirituality is one that has always fascinated me. I believe it is a true example of the vulnerability of man, religion exposes our fears of solitude and death, which as I said are topics that fascinate me.

            Now, I’d love to “try” praying, but I just can’t conceive the notion from it’s very inception. If I were to try praying, I’d be pretending because I simply have difficulty thinking there is someone listening. The benefits from prayer I believe can be answered by science. It’s not necessarily that someone is answering your prayers, but you visualize yourself achieving a particular goal via prayer and you end up having a self fulfilling prophecy. Because you coincidentally prayed when achieving the goal, you credit the goal to God. I think a bigger realization would be to those believers of God, if they stopped praying and observed what happened next.

            And why would God give us free will to decide rather than just make sure we cannot deny his existence? If he is so concerned about all of us and wants us into heaven? Why wouldn’t he just take out a big megaphone and shout, “HEY, IT’s ME… GOD”

            Just some innocuous thoughts

            • SimplyShay

              No… I didn’t take offense to your comment I just wanted to share some things with you so you could look at it in a different light. I beg the differ on “prayer can be answered by science or you visualizing yourself achieving a particular goal”. I have visualize myself with different things or happening that have not happen or come close to happening as I am sure that anyone else has. LOL Do I think that God is not listen to me or that there is no God??? No! I believe that everything happens for a reason in due season. Prayer/God works or is working when there is no explanation other than the grace of God. Where do you think science come from??? Or is that simply man made. I think it is great that man has finally figured out how some things exist or find a cure! But it tickles me too cause in my mind God would be proud that we finally got or figured out a way to get out of a mess that “we” created and that just maybe He jokingly say “what took you so long…. I created that before Christ”! LOL 

              Self fulfilling prophecy is nothing more then setting a goal or claiming something different then what is actual. Shoot I can break that down even more as to the definition of insanity… doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result. But God…  is when YOU have exalted all possibilities, worked YOUR hardest and YOU could not make it happen. God is when man has failed you and Momma can’t help you. God is the spirit that comforts you when friends/peers turn their back on you.

              Grabbing the mic and saying “I am God… hear me now” is too easy… but if he did would you believe then???? If you did there would still be others that would say it was a million others things. “Free will” was created before man… and the angels in the heavens. Why would you want to serve a God that made you do everything… there really wouldn’t be no point in you. Like the “it crowd” at schools they don’t go around drafting people saying you look cool follow me… They are so cool people want to follow them or be like them. That’s how God is. he’s not going to make you do anything cause he’s just that cool and cool recognize cool!! You Know??? 

              But back to prayer… There is other ways of communicating with God other then prayer. Prayer is only one way to build a relationship or become familiar with God and his works. Prayer is awesome but  that’s only one way to justify God’s presence.

              • ElvisWasAHero2Most

                “Self fulfilling prophecy is nothing more then setting a goal or claiming something different then what is actual. Shoot I can break that down even more as to the definition of insanity”

                And believing there is a man over watching all of us while being able to hear every murmur among billions of people since the dawn of time is… sane?

                • SimplyShay

                  Yes! Because science has not proven other wise. But that’s like a mother’s intuition or twins being able to feel when the other one is hurt or sad. Or that feeling or calm voice you hear that guides through life. That’s God! 

                  • ElvisWasAHero2Most

                    Maybe not yet, but you don’t think we’ve reached the apex of scientific discovery at this moment yet, do you? I feel we’ve barely scratched the surface.

                  • ElvisWasAHero2Most

                    Maybe not yet, but you don’t think we’ve reached the apex of scientific discovery at this moment yet, do you? I feel we’ve barely scratched the surface.

              • ElvisWasAHero2Most

                “Self fulfilling prophecy is nothing more then setting a goal or claiming something different then what is actual. Shoot I can break that down even more as to the definition of insanity”

                And believing there is a man over watching all of us while being able to hear every murmur among billions of people since the dawn of time is… sane?

    • Ladybug94

      Don’t focus on who’s going to laugh.  God sent his son to die for all of our sins so that we may have eternal life with him.  History books are good for learning about certain things but they don’t hold the key to your salvation and they don’t come any where near to God’s unconditional love.

    • StrawberryMilkshake

      Go away atheist!

    • Bri

      What Ladybug94 said! When you look at your life and the world around you don’t you ever think that your existence, the people you know, the air you breathe just can’t all be there by chance? There has to be something in your life that has made you think “how in the world is this possible?” Its God. If you ask, He will most certainly reveal Himself to you. As much as you’ve studied those other books, study His word! Im sure you don’t let the opinions of others dictate everything you do so don’t let them dictate what you believe. No matter what you do, somebody somewhere is going to laugh. Don’t let it stop you from coming into the saving knowledge of Christ and accepting the incomprehensible amount of love He has for you! 

      • ElvisWasAHero2Most

        Yes, if a man comes across a watch built in the middle of the woods, he must know it was built by something supreme…. I wonder. I just think we really have no conclusive proof that there is such a God. Religion is the answer to the un-answerable, but in the times we live science has advanced and filled in many of the blanks that existed during biblical times. But yes, personally I think we come from aliens, but yes, where did the aliens come from?

  • Gimmeabreak78

    Wow–how refreshing!  It’s great to see a Hollywood type talk about her faith in a way that isn’t self-righteous or self-promoting.  You go, Megan!

  • @msredbonebrite

    I love everything about this article! Prayer really works! Our God is an on time God, I tell you! Good look Meagan!!

  • Mia

    Liked her a lot before. Now I truly love this woman! You go Meagan! 

  • atin

    I agree with her 100%, and I am very happy for her.

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