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Prayer, Plain and Simple

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January 1970 Archives

Blessed are the Ignorant? Christians Don’t Know Much About Religion

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Protestants and Roman Catholics don’t understand as much about major religions as atheists, agnostics, Jews and Mormons. A new survey by Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life tested Americans’ knowledge of religion found that many respondents could not even […]

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Bishop Eddie Long’s Real Sermon – Aimed at Me

posted by Mark Herringshaw

As Yogi Berra said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” The buzz around Bishop Eddie Long’s “denial” yesterday to fight allegations that he lured young men into sexual relationships has left me with the same sadness, embarrassment, and anger I’ve […]

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Praying for a Change in Iran

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Iran is in dangerous hands. Delegates from the United States and other nations walked out of the U.N. General Assembly yesterday in protest of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s fiery rant that criticized Washington, Israel, capitalism and the United Nations itself. […]

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See You at the Pole…

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Christian students across the country are gathering at their schools this morning to pray before classes began. The annual “See You at the Pole” rally musters students to meet around their school’s flagpole to publicly seek God, pray, read scripture and […]

In the Wake of Suicide: Pray for Friends of Kenny McKinley

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley was found dead in his apartment Monday in an apparent suicide. McKinley was 23. McKinley’s death is the latest in a series of tragedies that have hi the Broncos. Cornerback Darrent Williams was shot […]

Herriman Fire Miracle

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A massive wildfire has hit Herriman, Utah. 1,250 homes have been evacuated and several have now been destroyed. Salt Lake county residents have been asked to stop using cell phones to free u the lines in case of emergency. High […]

Temper Tantrums at the Polling Booth

posted by Mark Herringshaw

America, hold your breath, and count to 10! Our country seems to be throwing a fit of anger, and it’s time to step back a moment. The mood is palpable. People are ticked and scared and lashing out at anything “establishment.” […]

Jewish New Year and the Creation of the World

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New year is the anniversary of the creation of the world. In 2010 it’s the year 5771. The festival will last two nights, preparing the way for Yom Kippur, the Feast of Atonement which begins 10 […]

Burning Koran Puts American Soldiers Lives in Jeopardy

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Gen. David Petraeus , the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan today warned that a Florida church’s threat to burn copies of the Koran would endanger U.S. troops in the Middle East and could pose danger for Americans worldwide. […]

Labor Day: Rest to Work, not Work to Rest

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Happy Labor Day – a time to rest. Traditionally this is how it works. We labor; then we rest. We push and pull and put nose to grindstone, then when we’re spent and finished with the job, we pull up […]

Environmental Activist Takes Hostages at Discovery Channel

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A man identified as James Jay Lee, who once protested the Discovery Channel, has stormed the network’s Maryland headquarters carrying a gun. He apparently has a bomb strapped to his chest. Witnesses say he has taken a small number of […]

President Obama’s Speech Shifts Responsibility

posted by Mark Herringshaw

President Obama has announced the official end of U.S. military actions in Iraq. 50,000 troops will remain behind because Iraq hasn’t yet formed a coalition government and the threat of violence from insurgents remains high. We’re leaving having spent blood and […]

Previous Posts

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 »

A Prayer for Hospitality
And everyone who has given up houses...for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life. (Mark 19:29) Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay. (1 Peter 4:9) "Anyone who ...

posted 3:11:45pm Jul. 24, 2015 | read full post »

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