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Prayer, Plain and Simple

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January 1970 Archives

Will the Vatican Go Kosher?

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Have you heard the one about the rabbi who went to the Vatican to tell the Pope that he has the solution to the sex abuse crises scandalizing the Catholic Church? Catholics should give up giving up fish on Fridays, […]

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Prayer for a Toxic Marriage

posted by Mark Herringshaw

I heard yesterday from a friend who confessed that he and his wife are struggling severely in their marriage. He admitted they are considering separation. I’m praying for them today, and with them all those trying to battle through toxic […]

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Noah’s Ark?

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A team of Chinese and Turkish explorers have discovered wooden remains 13,000 feet up Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey. They suggest that the find may be the Biblical artifact Noah’s Ark. Mt. Ararat is noted in the Bible as the final […]

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A Prayer for Bret Michaels

posted by nsymmonds

Since Sunday, rock singer and reality television star Bret Michaels has been in critical condition due to a brain hemorrhage that sent him to the hospital on Friday. He is under 24-hour supervision and doctors are hopeful that he will […]

Taiwan Earthquake – Cause for Prayer in Shaky Times

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Yet another earthquake has struck, this one hit Monday off the southeast coast of Taiwan. It caused buildings to sway and sent “fear shockwaves” across the island, but no casualties or damage has been reported.  The 6.5 magnitude temblor was […]

“When Love is Not Enough”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Kudos to CBS for airing Sunday night the Hallmark Hall of Fame special, “When Love is Not Enough,” the story of Lois Wilson, cofounder of Al-Anon Family Groups and the wife of Alcoholics Anonymous cofounder Bill Wilson. The film, based […]

“South Park” Creators: A Blessing to Counter a Curse

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Once again, cartoons are proving dangerous business… The radical Islamic Web site, revolutionmuslim.com has warned the creators of the cable television cartoon “South Park” that they could be killed for airing a show depicting Muhammad in a bear suit. We […]

Prayer for the National Day of Prayer

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The Army may rescind a speaking invitation to evangelist Franklin Graham after Muslim members who have not forgiven him for his description of Islam as evil, complained to the Pentagon. Graham, the son of Billy Graham, was to appear at […]

Prayer for Oil Rig Explosion

posted by nsymmonds

Last night at about 10PM, an oil rig explosion occured on a rig named Deepwater Horizon. At least 12 people are missing and another seven were critically injured. Please join us in prayer for those who are missing, the injured, […]

Praying for Senate Chaplain Barry Black

posted by nsymmonds

I just read a really great story about Barry Black, a Senate chaplain and spiritual counselor to everyone from senior senators to young staffers. Black is the “go to” guy when senators and other leaders on “the Hill” are looking […]

Workplace Prayer

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The following prayer was sent to me by a friend named Lana Williams. She found this printed prayer and passed it along. Very rich…   Lord Jesus, as I enter this workplace, I bring Your presence with me.  I speak […]

Discriminating Guru

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Legendary rapper Guru has died after a year-long battle with cancer. He was only 43. Our condolences.  Born in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood, Keith Elam was a member of the group Gang Starr. He’s considered one of the pioneers of hip […]

Iraq Needs a Miracle… Is this It?

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Just moments ago BBC reported that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has announced Iraq’s intelligence team killed Iraqi Al Qaeda leader Abu Ayyub al-Masri. If true this is a significant development in the battle against terrorism and general chaos in Iraq. Let’s […]

Prayer for Adoption

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Pray today for families who have adopted children from abroad. Early this morning I received and email from friends of ours who are, at this moment en route to a nation on the horn of Africa to bring back to […]

Pray for Iceland

posted by Mark Herringshaw

We pray today for Iceland. First, there’s an imminent threat of natural disaster. This morning emergency officials, fearing a major eruption of the restless Eyjafjallajokull volcano are evacuating more than 800 citizens. The volcano, 75 miles east of Reykjavik, erupted […]

Prayer Following the China Earthquake

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Another earthquake… This one, between 6.9 and 7.1 in magnitude hit the Qinghai province of China, near Tibet early Wednesday morning. No deaths or injuries have been reported, as yet. Two aftershocks hit within 12 minutes after the initial jolt. […]

Prayer in Response to an Earthquake Prediction

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Rumors… and panic in L.A. An email from a friend, who said it came from another friend, and that from another is circulating through Southern California today warning of an imminent earthquake. It reads: “My buddy’s wife works at the […]

Prayer for Poland

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Our prayers are with the Polish nation today. In Warsaw, Poles are bidding farewell to President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria, who died in a plane crash on Saturday near the Russian city of Smolensk. 96 people, many of […]

Prayer for Amy Mickelson and Others Battling Breast Cancer

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Phil Mickelson won another Green Jacket at the Masters yesterday. He did it in his typical “damn the torpedoes; full speed ahead” style. Mickelson is the “anti-Tiger” in so many ways. And I – with a majority of the rest of the […]

Praying for You Michele McGinty

posted by nsymmonds

Michele McGinty is a blogger here at Beliefnet on Reformed Chicks Blabbing, who has been struggling with cancer for some time now. We received an update saying that her cancer has returned and it is very aggressive. She is experiencing a […]

“Hey Tiger, Did You Learn Anything?” Voices in his Head

posted by Mark Herringshaw

What voices really haunt the troubled soul of Tiger Woods? On Wednesday Nike released a commercial featuring the voice of Earl Woods, Tiger’s deceased father. In the stark, black-and-white clip, a camera zooms in on Woods who remains silent as […]

Prayer of Thanks for the Older and Wiser Among Us

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Grandma had it right: Listen to your elders! Research released this week indicates that the elderly are actually smarter when it comes to knowing how to deal with conflicts, uncertainty and change. Imagine that… Age it seems may erode memory, […]

Prayer for Victims of the West Virginia Mine Explosion

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Rescue teams are still searching for four workers missing in a coal mine where a massive explosion killed 25 miners yesterday at Massey Energy Co.’s huge Upper Big Branch mine about 30 miles south of Charleston. It was the worst […]

A Prayer for Peace after the San Diego Earthquake

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A 7.2 earthquake epicentered near Mexicali, Mexico struck about 3:40 p.m. Sunday rattling all of Southern California, and setting high rise buildings in Los Angeles and San Diego rocking. There are some reports of damage. This quake was the strongest […]

It’s Still Good Friday at the Vatican: A Prayer for Justice AND Mercy

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Victims’ lawyers are accusing Pope Benedict of being ultimately responsible for an alleged cover-up of sexual abuse of children by priests. The New York Times reported the Vatican and Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict, were warned about Murphy but […]

Good Friday, 2010: The MOST Love

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A crowded train speeds toward an open drawbridge. No one on board knows the danger. But from a frosty window on that train one troubled young woman witnesses an act of unimaginable sacrifice. What she sees proves to her that […]

April Fools Day, 2010 Prayer… for Topeka, Kansas

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Topeka? I’ve been to Topeka. It’s dusty and flat and on any given day either too hot or too cold. People from Topeka claim it’s a great place to live; but they admit it’s not much to visit. Here’s to […]

Previous Posts

A Prayer for Victims of PTSD
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. (Psalm 32:8) The Lord is well aware of our need for compassionate eye contact. Looking into the eyes of a fearless person has power to ...

posted 12:44:13pm May. 21, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer to Promote Peaceful Plans
"Joy fills hearts that are planning peace!" Proverbs 16:20  "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 What are you plans ...

posted 11:12:52am May. 20, 2015 | read full post »

A Gardening Tip from the Bible
May the nations praise you, O God.     Yes, may all the nations praise you. Then the earth will yield its harvests,     and God, our God, will richly bless us. (Psalm 67:5,6) We have a large garden that yields us great fruit (and ...

posted 11:47:32am May. 19, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer for Goal Setting
Let love be your highest goal!   1 Corinthians 14:1 There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it. Luke 10:42 Prioritization is a big deal. We spend big bucks on books that help us align our values and purposes ...

posted 11:00:32am May. 15, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer for Small Beginnings
"Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin...” Zechariah 4:10 If you can't move your mountain today, you can at least move your molehill. What do you have faith for today? Do you need a million ...

posted 11:20:17am May. 13, 2015 | read full post »

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