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Aaron Hopson Obeys God January 4, 2010

January 3, 2010

If you love me, you will obey what I command. John 14:15
– Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. John 14:21

(This was an article that I wrote a few years ago.)

On Sunday, I went by to take dinner to my uncle who has been facing a health challenge and he handed me a newspaper article. “I saved this for you.” He said with a smile. I read the article with great interest and I was so happy.

It seems our local paper, The Detroit Free Press, had written an article on a young man by the name of Aaron Hopson, A MAN WHO LOVES GOD is a thirty something year old attorney. I’ve got to shorten the story but here is a good synopsis:

Aaron Hopson was praying at his kitchen table and God told him to introduce a prayer in a way that would be inspiring and encouraging. So he went to work. With heavenly backing, he created the recording of “The Battle Ready Prayer CD.” The prayer is underscored by Joe McNair.

It seems that the prayer is a hit in Christian circles. It seems the focus is to seek the Lord’s Blessing on His people.
He says that the prayer talks about how to be toward your fellow-man, walking in love, walking in forgiveness, praying over marriages, praying for single people and prayers concerning children. Aaron says that these resulted from prayers that he has been making over the years.

On most any Wednesday, Aaron, Ryan Morris of Detroit,Mi, Julius Curling of Livonia, Mi and Barrett Hirston of Southfield, Mi are delivering food and clothing to the homeless population under Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit.


Aaron reports that as a result of cooperation and collaboration in a spirit of goodwill ; many have assisted in passing along the Cd’s. To date, over 35,000 have been given out. He mentioned that recently a ministry wanted to take 250 to South Africa.


I am sure that many who shall remain nameless have assisted greatly; but according to the article his mom and dad: Joy and Raymond Hopson II of Southfield, Mi take orders and pack Cd’s while he is at work.

Professionally, he is an attorney who oversees the Children’s Justice Center of the Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services. They have implemented an Outreach program teaching about the law, rights and responsibilities of citizens, conflict resolution and other interesting topics.


Aaron is a born again believer who stands firmly on and is rooted in the Word of God. I am asking you today to lift up he and his entire family and his friends in prayer. We praise God for saints like him that are doers of the Word and not forgetful hearers only.

Aaron further mentioned in the article that his brother Raymond, two nephews Raymond IV and Andrew as well as his wife Julia and son Aaron Jr. age seven  years help with the project. They also have a daughter Charity, who is age nineteen months.

For a sound file of the free prayer , please visit the link on the left side of the page.



I also thank God that I was able to read such a wonderful article in my local paper.

Footnote:  The Battle Ready Prayer Cd is extremely popular and in demand.  Our sites have received a multitude of hits from people attempting to find a link to access it.  We  thank God for Aaron and Julia Hopson and their obedience, big hearts and their faithfulness.

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