Prayer, Plain and Simple

Prayer, Plain and Simple


Praying For “Situational Awareness”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Yesterday a Northwest Airlines A320 flying from San Diego to Minneapolis with more than 100 passengers on board overflew the runway – by 150 miles! According to the first official reports the pilots “lost situational awareness.” I’ll say. Rumors are flying explaining the lapse as everything from a heated argument that distracted them to the more likely explanation that both pilot and co-pilot took a long winter’s nap. Whatever the reasons, the fact remains a spooky situation.

Truth is, I’ve had experience losing “situational awareness.” The world is complicated and I’ve both argued and slept my way through my own assigned responsibilities. When I’m weary or irritable or both or more I’m prone to zone out and fly right by my target. This is why in days of stress and tension I MUST walk in a zone of prayer. God, my true auto-pilot can keep me and get them where I need to be!

“God, keep me focused today on the things that need my attention. Keep me in a state of peace and alert awareness. And then you take care of the rest!”

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    God,I thank you that no matter what is in store for the day for me,i
    receive it,that no matter how difficult the day brings to me,you have provided all the strength and compassion to receive the grace you
    are capable of blessing each one.I just thnk you Lord God for the patience and tolerance you bless me with to conquer my enemies,for by
    this virtues,you hve kept me still under your fence of blessing and love,in Jesus name,amen.

  • GYPSY

    Eleven years ago I was a street-hard junkie. I injected cocaine and heroin on a daily basis and many times a day if I had the cash. I even sold my land and I made $13000.00. In six weeks it was gone. Two strangers pick me up and they stole my last $2500.00 and on my 42nd birthday they beat me to death. But, God informed me I still had work to do on earth, and I awoke. I laid very still, breathing very shallow, and I began to pray to God that I would be able to undo three locks and get outside where I could scream for help. And to my surprise, even though I’d been messing with the devil (drugs), God interviened and rescued me one more time. Today, I am clean. Today, I am an Adult Class Sunday School Teacher for St. Peter’s By the Sea United Methodist Church, in the Flour Bluff area or Corpus Christi, TX. Now today my life is wonderful. I am learning to give my praise to God and to do His will for me. My will always gets me into trouble so I am thrilled to do God’s will for me everyday! PRAISE TO GOD, THE FATHER, JESUS, THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT. THE HOLY TRINITY!

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    may i come to terms with god on a more routine basis. my life at times seems quite black but if i can just find that pinch of sunshine whether a smile or jester my life could be better. may god grace me with as much love to myself as i have for thy neighbor. in gods name amen.

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    Dear God bless our nation and this world. put the love of Jesus in the hearts of our decision makers so that their decisions are a reflextion of Jesus grace and mercy. Please engulf our children in your love and send you healing power for all you children in need. Keep our minds hold fast to thee. Cleanse our hearts and minds, put a handle on our tongues, surround use with you love to bring forth love to one another. Guide us always. Thank you for being the Great “I AM” and for our Lord Jesus who is grace and mercy. In Jesus Name. Amen.

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    WITH GODALL THINGS ARE POSSIABLE LIFE AND DEATH ARE IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE…..I SPEAK LIFE INTO MY PROMISE THE PROMISE THAT I HAVE BEEN BELIVING GOD FOR FOR OVER TEN YEARS I SPEAK LIFE INTO THAT PROMISE COME TO LIFE OH WAKE UP LAZARUS COME FORTH…IT IS MY TIME I BELIVE GOD

  • r4i

    Making prayer to god is good for us to make peace in mind and gatting wish from the god.But to making wish to help other is so good and this type of prayer is always listen by the god.That’s so bad happen with Northwest Airlines A320 in that incidence so many peoples were died.

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