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Taraji P. Henson Says Prayer Works, God Is All She Knows

Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson poses with the award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama for her role in "Empire" backstage at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, January 10, 2016. |

Taraji P. Henson is sharing her beliefs in the power of prayer.

The 45-year-old "Empire" actress who hosted the BET "Celebration of Gospel" on Sunday followed up the event with a post that reads: "Prayer Works" to over 6 million Twitter followers Wednesday.

"#GodIs and THAT is all that I KNOW," Henson captioned the image.

Before the "Celebration of Gospel" show aired, Henson also took to Twitter to let followers know, "with God all things are possible! You better know that!"

While she has maintained a 20-year acting career with a multitude of roles, Henson won her first Golden Globe Award for best performance by an actress in a television series last month. Before receiving the honor for her portrayal of the character "Cookie" from the FOX drama "Empire," Henson earned a nomination for an Academy Award in 2009 for her work in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

After winning a Golden Globe Award, Henson told Extra TV about her excitement for the honor.

"That is our soul we expose to the world, so whenever people receive it and people go, 'Oh, we want to give you something,' it always feels good," she said.

The actress previously spoke to The Christian Post about how her Christian faith has impacted her career.

"It has definitely kept me sane and continues to keep me sane because I know how I got here. I moved to California with $700 in my pocket with my son and a dream and faith," Henson told CP. "And every time a door would close I would pray to God, like 'I know you've got a plan for me because I'm still here.' There's a plan for me and I believe in that."

During an interview with Uptown magazine last year, Henson spoke about her feelings of envy toward actress Amy Adams and how her Christian faith helped her overcome those emotions.

"I used to have this crazy thing with Amy Adams. You see her consistently getting nominated, as she should, because Amy does good work," Henson said. "But, it's like, 'Well I did good work too.' But if you choose to stay in that place then you become miserable."

"It's a pity party and nobody cares. I'm human, so I've done it," she added. "But I check that because it's ego and it's the devil."

Although Henson later became an Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress with countless other awards and accolades under her belt, there was a point in time when she had no accomplishments to feel secure about. In those moments, Henson turned to God.

Whenever I thought I was supposed to get something and it didn't fall through, I would just fall back to God and be like 'OK, well what else. Because whatever you've got must be better than this,'" she revealed to The Christian Post back in 2014. "And then it is, it always is."

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