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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 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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