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Prayer, Plain and Simple

Prayer, Plain and Simple

January 1970 Archives

A Prayer for Gary Coleman

posted by nsymmonds

Gary Coleman is currently on life support with a brain hemorrhage following an injury he suffered while in his home on Wednesday. Please join us in prayer for Gary, his family and friends at this time. Heavenly Father, Before we […]

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God, Stop the Damn Oil Leak… We Obviously Can’t!

posted by Mark Herringshaw

There’s heat in the kitchen… And President Obama is catching that heat about his response – or lack there of – to the environmental disaster caused by the oil well explosion and leak in the Gulf of Mexico. Even the […]

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When Joe Cocker Speaks for God

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Joe Cocker got my vote to win American Idol, 2010. He was not eligible and I didn’t watch the finale (or any other episode), but Cocker sang on the show and that fact alone got my attention this morning. I have […]

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Who Won? Fox, NBC, CBS, and ABC

posted by Mark Herringshaw

I stopped by “Google Hot Trends” this morning to see what is “trending” on the web. Are we bored, what!  #1, #5, #11: “Dancing with the Stars.”  #4: “Who Won Biggest Loser?” #8, #15: “Who Won American Idol?” And #10: […]

A Prayer for Trinidad and Tobago

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Pray for a peaceful governmental transition in Trinidad and Tobago. It now appears that opposition leader General Kamla Persad-Bissessar will become the Caribbean nation’s first woman prime minister after her coalition won national elections yesterday. Prime Minister Patrick Manning has […]

A “Lost” and Found Life

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Heaven… Life after death… Purgatory… the Great Mystery! I did not closely follow the six seasons of the television series “Lost” but I stumbled on enough bits and pieces through the years to occasionally peek my curiosity. Last night, while […]

Prayer for Jamaica

posted by nsymmonds

A state of emergency has been declared in parts of Jamaica following the extradition of alleged druglord Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke. Following the news of his extradition, supporters of Dudus went into a state of unrest trying to protect him. They […]

Shavuot becomes Pentecost

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Today is Pentecost Sunday, the day Christians remember the coming of the Holy Spirit. The story is told in Acts chapter 2. 50 days following Passover Jews celebrate the high holy feast called Shavuot, or Pentecost, to commemorate when God […]

Shavuot and the Manual for Life

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Today is the second day of Shavuot, the Jewish holiday that commemorates, the day God gave us the Ten Commandments and the Torah. Shavuot is one of the three major festivals (the other two being Passover and Sukkot). In biblical […]

Shavuot: Wake Up, it’s Hagan-Daz for Dinner!

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Today is Shavuot, the Jewish holiday that commemorates, the day God gave us the Ten Commandments and the Torah. Shavuot is one of the three major festivals (the other two being Passover and Sukkot). In biblical times, Jews would travel […]

Hey Woody Allen, How ‘Bout Jesus for Dictator?

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Woody Allen said what? In another example of a Hollywood type waxing foolish political commentary the eccentric film director/actor/producer recently said he would be a “cool idea” for President Barack Obama to be dictator for a few years. He said […]

A Parent’s Prayer for a College Graduate

posted by Mark Herringshaw

My daughter Emily waltzed across the stage on Saturday, took the  diploma handed her by the academic dean, shook hand with her college president, then true to form, turned, smiled and kicked up a little ballet jig I’ve seen her […]

“God, I Need a Freakin Job.”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Jeffrey Baker needs a job. And he’s vocal about it. Baker is the man behind the Buffalo, New York billboard that reads: “Mr. President, I Need a Freakin Job.”   The White House is visiting Buffalo today to tout the […]

A Prayer for Ascension Thursday

posted by nsymmonds

Today, several Christian traditions are acknowledging Ascension Day through prayer and celebration. Be a part of this day by joining our fellow blogger Deacon Greg Kandra in prayer or by learning more about this day. Prayer for Ascension Thursday What Is […]

Prayer for Afghanistan

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The war in Afghanistan will get worse before it gets better… That was the warning from President Obama on Wednesday. We best pray. In a news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Obama admitted yesterday, “What I’ve tried to emphasize […]

Prayer for Libyan Airline Crash

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A Libyan Afriqiyah Airways plane with 104 people on board crashed today as it made its approach into Tripoli’s airport. Officials are reporting that at least 96 people have died. A 10-year-old Dutch boy was the only known survivor. Many […]

Prayer for Oklahoma and Kansas Tornadoes

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Violent storms tore through the southern Plains yesterday killing five people and injuring many more. Several tornadoes and numerous thunderstorms with powerful straight-line winds flattened homes, toppled semitrailers and downed power lines and trees. The storms ravaged Oklahoma and Kansas, […]

Prayer for a Peaceful Election in the Philippines

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino is expected to win the presidential election in the Philippines when as many as 85% of the Philippines eligible voters go to the polls today. It’s been a rocky final few days in the presidential campaign. There […]

A Prayer to Not Be Anxious About Finances

posted by nsymmonds

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Jesus Christ.” Phillipians 4:6-7 […]

Just Pray on the National Day of Prayer

posted by nsymmonds

This morning, I saw several Facebook status update about prayer because today is the National Day of Prayer. Everyone is encouraging each other to pray on this day which I think is a beautiful thing since leading up to today […]

Separate Church and State; Never Separate Faith and State!

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Today, Thursday, May 6 is the National Day of Prayer. Once again the issue of faith in the public square is raging in public debate. Two recent decisions have reignited the controversy: Last month, Franklin Graham was “uninvited” by military […]

A Cinco de Mayo Prayer: God Bless Mexico!

posted by Mark Herringshaw

I just went out and bought 5 fresh, hand wrapped tamales, all in honor of Cinco de Mayo! Hallelujah for Mexico and a blessed Cinco de Mayo to her and to all Mexicans living home or abroad. You have contributed much […]

Praying for Nashville

posted by Mark Herringshaw

It’s a tough day in Nashville. The torrential rains that have swept across the Southern States killing 29 people have hit Tennessee particularly hard. The Cumberland River has flooded and submerged parts of Nashville’s historic downtown. Now rescuers fear more […]

Benedict “all but” Endorses the Shroud of Turin

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Pope Benedict XVI came close to an outright endorsement of the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin on Sunday. Speaking in Turin, the Italian city where the relic is kept he called the cloth that many believe is Christ’s burial […]

Previous Posts

A Prayer When You're Grieving a Beloved Pet
“At your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11b Father, I miss my right-hand friend. My darling and beloved companion’s absence is sorely felt in my soul. Would you hold me now? Part of me wonders if I’m making more ...

posted 2:33:45pm Feb. 04, 2016 | read full post »

A Prayer When You’re Wrestling With God
So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. Then the man said, “Let me ...

posted 11:20:11am Feb. 02, 2016 | read full post »

A Prayer of Desperation
The ropes of death entangled me; floods of destruction swept over me. The grave wrapped its ropes around me; death laid a trap in my path. But in my distress I cried out to the Lord; yes, I prayed to my God for help. He heard me... my cry ...

posted 11:55:50am Jan. 27, 2016 | read full post »

A Prayer to Believe That You Can Change
As Jesus left the house, he was followed by two blind men crying out, “Mercy, Son of David! Mercy on us!” When Jesus got home, the blind men went in with him. Jesus said to them, “Do you really believe I can do this?” They said, “Why, ...

posted 1:17:15pm Jan. 25, 2016 | read full post »

A Prayer of Thanks for Good Gifts
Every good thing I have comes from you. (Psalm 16:2) Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1:17) Our recent post about creeping atheism ...

posted 12:50:24pm Jan. 23, 2016 | read full post »

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