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Prayer, Plain and Simple

Prayer, Plain and Simple

March 2010 Archives

Prayer for Chocolate Slaves

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Eating chocolate Easter bunnies is good for the soul AND your heart. Research published today in the European Heart Journal shows that one small square of chocolate a day can lower blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease. […]

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To Stop Iran’s Effort to Build a Nuclear Weapon

posted by Mark Herringshaw

“God, frustrate Iran’s effort to build a nuclear weapon!” Shahram Amiri, an Iranian nuclear scientist, missing since last summer has defected to the U.S. and is assisting the CIA in its efforts to undermine Iran’s nuclear program. That is good […]

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The “Christian Warriors” are not… NOT Christian…

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The “Christian Warriors” are not… NOT Christian… The nine members of this anti-government militia group charged Monday with conspiring to kill a law-enforcement officer in an effort to start a “war” against the U.S. government are NOT Jesus-Followers. Plain and […]

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A Prayer for the Hadron Particle Collider Experiment

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Physicists are looking for God… again. The Hadron Collider, the world’s largest, most powerful particle accelerator called went into action this morning. The drama is playing out – at this moment – inside a 17-mile tunnel on the border between […]

“Amish Grace”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

“Love your enemies,” Jesus said. But what does “love” mean in face of senseless violence? That’s the question pressed by the film “Amish Grace” aired last night on Lifetime Movie Network. The feature is based on the events of the […]

Prayer for the Victims of the Moscow Metro Bombing

posted by Mark Herringshaw

At least 37 people have died and were dozens wounded in two explosions that rocked the busy Moscow metro during rush hour this morning. The UK’s Telegraph quotes security sources that suicide bombers from Chechnya were responsible. God, have mercy! […]

Praying to Let Go of Dead Weight

posted by nsymmonds

Last night I had the weirdest dream. Somehow I was presented with the task of disposing of a dead body. I didn’t kill the person, but somehow it became my responsibility to bury them. In my dream I was utterly […]

The Eucharist Diet: I Wait

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The Eucharist Diet: I Wait  March 25, 2010 Day 84 Weight: 196 lbs Weight lost: -10 lbs A fitting song lyric by Kathryn Scott… Hungry hungry I come to You for I know You satisfy I am empty but I […]

Two Degrees of Separation from a $184 Million Man

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Joe Mauer is a rich young man. My 12 year old son Michael and 16 year old son Matt and I all huddled around our computer on Monday night watching ESPN’s streaming broadcast of the Mauer new conference announcing his […]

A Prayer for Those without Fathers

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Sometimes conversations come out of the blue to change our day, even our life perhaps. A moment ago I walked into Caribou Coffee expecting to sit quietly in the corner with a mug of dark roast and plan out my […]

A Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

“Jerusalem is not a settlement. It’s our capital” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday. He spoke responding to the Obama administration’s sharp criticism over Israel’s recently announced new housing plans for east Jerusalem, the part of the city Palestinians […]

Prayer to the Author of True Health Care

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed the so called “Health Care Bill.” Few doubt that some sort of governmental policy change is needed in our country. Too many people have too little access to or pay too high a […]

Hungry for More

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The Eucharist Diet: Hungry for More  March 21, 2010 Day 80 Weight: 196 lbs Weight lost: -10 lbs We sang this song in church yesterday… Made me hungry! “We are Hungry” by Brad Kilman Lord, I want more of YouLiving […]

The Eucharist Diet: Continued

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The Eucharist Diet: Continued   March 20, 2010 Day 79 Weight: 196 lbs Weight lost: -10 lbs I have not forgotten; I have not quit. I am continuing my “Eucharist Diet” adventure, my six month experiment taking daily communion and then […]

Already/Not Yet Spring

posted by Mark Herringshaw

We’re dancing in Minnesota! The Vernal Equinox 2010 arrives today at 12:32 PM central daylight time. It’s now Spring for all of us living in the northern hemisphere, and for those of us way up North this is great hope. […]

Prayer for the Red River Flood

posted by Mark Herringshaw

“The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD is enthroned as King forever” (Psalm 29:10). Melting snow has pushed the Red River at Fargo, North Dakota to “major flood stage.” The National Guard and an army of volunteers are […]

A Blessed St. Paddy’s Day to Ye!

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A Blessed St. Paddy’s Day to Ye! In the book  wrote, “Nine Ways God Always Speaks” Jennifer Schuchmann and I offer the following about Patrick of Ireland’s spiritual contribution to the world:  St. Patrick’s Day in America is merely an excuse […]

St. Patrick and Thin Places

posted by Mark Herringshaw

When St. Patrick founded the Christian Church in Ireland he incorporated many redeemable elements of the Celtic culture into the new faith community. For all the centuries since the Celtic picture of Jesus and his Kingdom has added a marvelous […]

A St. Patrick’s Day Blessing to Ye All

posted by Mark Herringshaw

May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, And the rain fallsoft upon your fields, And until we meet again, May God hold you […]

Prayer after the Los Angeles Earthquake

posted by Mark Herringshaw

An earthquake woke Los Angeles and Southern California before dawn this morning. Millions were jolting out of bed by the tremor. While no damage, injuries or power outages have been reported, the fear sparked by an earthquake like this is real, […]

St. Patrick’s Prayer

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day. The following prayer is often called “St. Patrick’s Breastplate” because it seeks God’s protection in a world of both tangible and invisible dangers. Though Patrick of Ireland lived more than 1500 years ago his prayer asking […]

Prayer for Accepting God’s Will

posted by nsymmonds

It is one thing to pray for God’s will to be done in your life, but it is quite another to accept His will. Many of us talk a good game about wanting His will for our lives, but once […]

Prayer for the Peace of Juarez

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Juarez is a war zone. “God, have mercy.” We have friends living and working there, so the news of the murder of an American couple strikes home for us. A few years back our family spent Spring break working in […]

A Prayer of Thanks for Great Coffee

posted by Mark Herringshaw

I’m thanking God today for volcanoes, Kona and great coffee. Trivial you say. I don’t think so. A moment ago I stood on the balcony of our hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii looking west over the Pacific Ocean […]

A Prayer for Those with Legal Challenges

posted by Mark Herringshaw

I heard today of a friend living in another country who is under investigation by an agency of his government. I grieve for him. The government is accusing him of some sort of financial impropriety. I don’t pretend to understand […]

A Prayer for Runners

posted by Mark Herringshaw

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us […]

A Prayer for Prodigals and their Parents

posted by Mark Herringshaw

“All your sons and daughters will be taught by the Lord; and great will be your children’s peace” Isaiah 54:13. I have a friend whose child is wandering into dangerous places. There is no deeper pain than for a parent […]

A Prayer for Travelers

posted by Mark Herringshaw

My wife and I will be traveling today, flying from our home in St. Paul Minnesota to Hawaii’s big island of Kona. Jill and I both will be attending important meetings there, so there is real business involved. But the […]

A Parents’ Prayer for the Safety of our Children

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Brent and Kelly King of San Diego, California are living every parent’s nightmare. On Tuesday searchers found the body of their 17 year old daughter, Chelsea. She had been raped and then murdered. The following day police arrested John Albert […]

A Prayer for Anyone Facing a Job Layoff

posted by Mark Herringshaw

I’m meeting a friend for lunch today. He was recently laid off. I’m not quite sure what to say when we meet. I can’t exactly hand in a new job, not exactly at least. What I can promise is that […]

A Prayer for Anyone Preparing for a Job Interview

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Facing a job interview can be an ominous and terrifying gauntlet. We’ve all been on the “scrutinized side of the table to face the grilling questions. “So what audacious arrogance leads to you imagine you are qualified for this esteemed […]

A Prayer for Someone Losing their Home

posted by Mark Herringshaw

I have a friend who may be losing his home. Most of us know someone suffering under this crisis. The statistics are daunting. 2 million people are either in default or in immediate risk facing foreclosure. Numbers are one thing; […]

The Eucharist Diet: A Gourmet Christian

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The Eucharist Diet: A Gourmet Christian March 2, 2010 Day 60 Weight: 195 lbs Weight lost: -11 lbs I’m meeting my friend Brian in 30 minutes to talk about how to make a feast. Serious. Brian is a professional chef […]

A Prayer for Employment

posted by Mark Herringshaw

As of today, the “official” U.S. unemployment rate stands at 9.7% but officials are warning of more bad news for February. Estimates are that payrolls fell by another 50,000 last month lifting unemployment to 9.8%. And this does not include […]

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“Surely the Lord is in this place, and I wasn’t even aware of it! ...What an awesome place this is! It is none other than the house of God, the very gateway to heaven!” ~Jacob (Genesis 28:16,17) Jacob's plans had gone awry. He got what he wanted:  he stole his brother's birthright as well as

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A Procrastinator's Prayer of Repentance
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posted 11:31:00am Mar. 24, 2015 | read full post »

I Found My Happiness
Make me walk along the path of your commands, for that is where my happiness is found. Psalm 119:35 My favorite part of the The Hobbit is when Gandalf urges the dwarves and Bilbo to stay on the path. He warns them that the there will come a time when circumstances will wrangle you to abandon th

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