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Prayer, Plain and Simple

Prayer, Plain and Simple

January 1970 Archives

Pray for Egypt!

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Thousands of anti-government protesters swarmed the battered streets of central Cairo today, demanding that President Hosni Mubarak step down. The mods are attacking police as the Cabinet resigned. Mubarak has pledged reform and has dismissed his government but the actions […]

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Egypt on the Brink…

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  A close friend of mine has a daughter going to school in Cairo. He’s praying hard for peace in Egypt. All of us should be! Throngs of Egyptians today vented their rage against President Hosni Mubarak’s autocratic government. It […]

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An Impossible Peace in Chechnya?

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  An explosion yesterday ripped through the international arrivals hall at Moscow’s busiest airport, Domodedova. The attack killed at least 35 people and wounding about 130. Many are in critical condition. Witnesses claimed a suicide bomber shouted “I’ll kill you […]

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Tunisia Breeds Fear in the Arab World

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The Arab world is tense in the wake of the political upheaval in Tunisia. Several Arab states have expressed “great concern” and have called upon all Tunisian political factions to restore order by engaging in “fruitful national dialogue.” “God, work […]

Pray for Tunisia!

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  Protests continue in Tunisia after prime minister, Mohamed Ghannouchi , announced a national unity government on Monday. Hoping to quell the turbulence following the ouster President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Ghannouchi, an ally of Ben Ali who is […]

Prayer for the Floods in Australia

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Deadly flash floods are swamping Australia today. Residents in Australia’s third largest city, Brisbane, have sandbagged their homes against the rising waters. The torrential rain just keep coming, worsening floods that have already paralyzed the northeast region and crippled most […]

IHOP vs. IHOP / Pancakes vs. Prayer

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The lawsuit dubbed “pancake versus prayer,” pitting the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) against a Kansas City Christian Ministry called the International House of Prayer (IHOP), has been dropped by the restaurant chain. The parties hope to reach a settlement through mediation. […]

Is Christianity Taking Over the World?

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Christianity is now the fastest-growing religion on Earth. Many reports suggest that Islam has seen the greatest growth but recent evidence suggests a new – actually an original form of biblically inspired evangelical Christianity is sweeping the world. China, Africa, […]

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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