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Prayer, Plain and Simple

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January 1970 Archives

President to Announce End of Combat Mission in Iraq

posted by Mark Herringshaw

President Obama addresses the nation this evening from the Oval Office to announce the official end of the combat mission in Iraq. He will also discuss the United States’ future strategy in the Iraq.  After seven and a half years […]

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Hurricane Earl and the Guiding Hand

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Hurricane Earl is lashing the northeastern Caribbean today. Presently Earl is a category 3 storm, but it is gaining strength as hit heads on a course that could threaten the eastern United States later this week. The U.S. National Hurricane […]

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“What would Mother Teresa Do?”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Two Roman Catholic groups are playing tug-of-war atop the Empire State Building – with Mother Teresa’s 100th birthday. The iconic building’s management team decided weeks ago not to honor the soon-to-be saint by bathing the skyscrapers tower in blue and […]

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Wildfires Ravage the West

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Wildfires are raging across the west today. Blazes in Oregon, Idaho and California are being driven by hot, dry winds. Some residents have been evacuated and many homes are threatened. “God, extinguish the wildfires raging across the Western States. Protect […]

Clock Ticking for Israel to Destroy Iranian Reactor

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Will Israel attack Iran’s new Bushehr nuclear reactor before Russia loads fuel on Saturday? Former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton warned this week that once Russia installs the fuel Israel would no longer be willing to strike for […]

“Cross” Cultural no more: Appeals Court Rules Against Utah Memorial Crosses

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Federal appeals court decision: 14 crosses erected along Utah roads to commemorate fallen state Highway Patrol troopers betray a state endorsement of Christianity, a position which violates the U.S. Constitution. The ruling overturns a 2007 decision by a federal district […]

Suicide Bomber Attacks Army Recruits in Iraq

posted by Mark Herringshaw

In Iraq today a homicide bomber blew himself up killing and injuring more than 200 new army recruits. The attack, one of the bloodiest in months, comes just two weeks before all but 50,000 U.S. troops head home and highlights […]

Taliban Poised to Capitalize on Pakistan Floods

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The chaos and destruction left behind by floods ravaging Pakistan are giving Taliban insurgents opportunity to regroup.  Over the last couple of years, the Pakistani army has succeeded in launching attacks against militants. But now, with thousands of Pakistani soldiers […]

Alaska Plane Crash Kills Ted Stevens and Sean O’Keefe

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Pray for the families of Ted Stevens and Sean O’Keefe. Conflicting reports indicate that Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history who lost his seat after a corruption conviction that was later dismissed, was killed Tuesday in a […]

Pakistan, India, China Suffer Flooding

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Massive mudslides in northwestern China have killed 337 people in the last week. An additional 1,148 people are missing. The landslides occurred early Sunday morning after heavy rains started pummeling the area Saturday.  In India, last week’s flooding killed 165 […]

Afghan Medical Team Massacre

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Ten members of the Christian medical team — six Americans, two Afghans, one German and a Briton — were gunned down in Afghanistan yesterday. The gruesome slaughter was carried out by Taliban militants who alleged that the volunteers were carrying […]

Can Anne Rice Bail on Christianity and Keep Jesus?

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Legendary author Anne Rice is quitting Christianity. The famous author of “Interview with a Vampire” published a book in 2008 about her conversion to Christ titled “Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession.”  But last week she went public again […]

Should Prayer on a Public Sidewalk Be Grounds for Arrest?

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Offended? A 25-year-old Northwestern graduate student named Joseph Holland was charged with disorderly conduct for praying in front of a Planned Parenthood facility in Chicago. Holland claims he was standing still praying the rosary on a public sidewalk on July […]

Previous Posts

A Prayer for Google-Eyed Parents
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. (James 1:5) “I am the Lord who heals you.” (Exodus 15:26) We had dear friends, parents of two toddlers, stay with us for two weeks recently. I couldn't help but notice ...

posted 1:07:01pm Aug. 04, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer to Learn to Pray Without Distraction
Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. (Colossians 4:2) If you are like me, you struggle with staying focused when you pray. The answer is simply this:  keep the thanks flowing! As we lift up the people in our ...

posted 2:25:46pm Jul. 31, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer for Grace and Peace
May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.   (1 Corinthians 1:3) Seventeen times in Scripture, the writers of the epistles bless their readers with these two virtues:  Grace and Peace. When we look at the deeper ...

posted 10:14:35am Jul. 30, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer for an Obedient Heart
If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the world.You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your ...

posted 12:56:59pm Jul. 29, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer to Grow Old Gracefully, Fruitfully, and Strong
Even in old age they will still produce fruit;     they will remain vital and green. (Psalm 92:14) I will be your God throughout your lifetime— until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you ...

posted 1:47:16pm Jul. 28, 2015 | read full post »

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