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Prayer, Plain and Simple

Prayer, Plain and Simple

January 1970 Archives

“Peace!”… and there was Peace…

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Maybe the bills have to be paid, and there’s not enough in the account. Perhaps the kids need to be tended, and there’s not enough time. There could be a strange nagging pain, and you’re afraid. Underlying everything perhaps there’s […]

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The Vice Tightens on Gadhafi

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Libya appears to be in meltdown. Militia loyal to Moammar Gadhafi struck back against rebellious protesters in several cities new Tripoli, the capital today. Governmental troops attacked a mosque where many protestors had taken refuge. They also counter-attacked crowds that […]

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A United Egypt: Christians and Muslims Stand Together

posted by Mark Herringshaw

For those who do not believe in miracles… Muslims and Christians in the Middle East are standing together for freedom and hope. Amazing… Check this out! http://grassrootsnews.tv/?p=273  

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Four Americans Killed by Somali Pirates

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The four Americans aboard the yacht Quest that was hijacked by Somali pirates have been killed. U.S. troops had been shadowing the vessel stormed aboard early Tuesday after they heard gunfire. They discovered that all four hostages had been shot […]

Prayer for New Zealand Earthquake Victims

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch on Tuesday at the height of the workday. The quake toppled buildings, crushing vehicles and killing at least 65 people. Others are injured and some remain trapped. This earthquake is the second to hit […]

One Hope for Libya

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Libyan protesters are celebrating in the streets of Benghazi today. They claim they’ve secured control  the country’s second largest city. Bloody fighting and anti-government demonstrations have also spread Tripoli, the capital. Protestors have gathered in the city’s main square. The […]

Libya in Chaos – “Peace, God, Peace!”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Libya is the latest Arab nation to suffer popular revolt. Thousands of Libyan protestors clashed with supporters of longtime leader Moammar Qaddafi in central Tripoli today. Libyan armed forces fired machine-guns at thousands of mourners marching in a funeral for […]

Will Iran be Next?

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Dozens of Iranian opposition protesters were arrested today (Monday) after participating in a rally in Tehran expressing support for the popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. Will Iran be the next Middle East nation to rise and resist their dictatorial […]

Valentine’s Day: a Prayer for Those Waiting for Love

posted by Mark Herringshaw

For those sharing life with a Lover, Valentine’s Day is a time of joy, pleasure, gratitude… and passion. But or those who live with heartbreak, or are still waiting for the Love of a Lover, it can be a day of […]

Mubarak Steps Down… Now Egypt Needs a Miracle!

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down. After weeks of popular upheaval in the nation, Mubarak has handed control of the country to the military. Vice President Omar Suleiman made the announcement today in an address broadcasted state television. […]

Obama’s Keystone Cops Bumble Egypt Crisis… And it’s no Comedy!

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The Obama administration looked like the Three Stooges yesterday, badly misplaying the Egypt crisis. The U.S President and his team of dimwits appear to be far more confused about the course to take than embattled Mubarak himself. Obama foolishly took […]

Egypt to Explode? Cairo in Chaos Following Mubarak’s Speech

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The streets of Cairo are roaring with protest after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced that he has ceded authority to his Vice President, Omar Suleiman but will not step down from the title of President until elections next September. Earlier […]

Suicide Bomber Attacks in Pakistan

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  A suicide bomber attacked soldiers in Peshawar Pakistan during morning exercises at an army training camp on Thursday. 31 troops died and 42 were wounded. The army and police said the bomber was a teenager. The Pakistani Taliban claimed […]

God, Bless Egypt with Peace

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  Tension is mounting in Egypt as reports swirl that President Hosni Mubarak will shortly announce that he step down and transfer authority to the Egyptian Higher Council of the Armed Forces. Crowds have gathered in Cairo awaiting Mubarak’s message. […]

Prayer for Victims of the Explosion in Allentown

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  At least one person is dead and five others are missing from three homes after a natural gas explosion this morning in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The fire that resulted from the explosion consumed an entire row of homes. Eight houses […]

An Invisible Bridge in Korea

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  North Korean military officers walked out of talks with rival South Korea in months today. Their abrupt move dashed hopes that tensions would ease on the Korean Peninsula.  The two nations have been on the verge of war since […]

Blessing Christians in Egypt

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Christians in Egypt are living in heighted fear of persecution, and political change may not be a change for the better.  Christian demonstrators have been praying peacefully with Muslims in Tahrir Square in Cairo. But as turmoil in the streets […]

Super Bowl Prayer: Does God Care?

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  Packers or Steelers? With the Super Bowl kickoff just six hours away this is now the hot question rolling across the planet. Egypt is imploding. There are deadly storms in Australia. But what’s the rage? Will Aaron Rogers or […]

Christian Persecution Escalates in Egypt’s Turmoil

posted by Mark Herringshaw

As political tumult sheds blood on the streets of Cairo, the Christian minority in Egypt continues to face intense and mounting persecution. In the wake of the protests, this violence has good largely unnoticed by the world. 15 Christians were […]

Prayer for Australia Cyclone Victims

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  Cyclone Yasi, the most powerful storm in a century ripped across Australia’s northeast coast early Thursday, blasting apart houses, laying waste to banana crops and leaving boats lying in the streets of wind- and wave-swept towns.  At present there […]

“God, Bring Peace to Egypt!”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Violence is erupting on the streets of Cairo today. More than 700 people have been injured, and one soldier has been killed, after thousands of anti-government demonstrators and pro-Mubarak supporters clashed. Each side hurled Molotov cocktails and rocks at the […]

The Chutzpah of Punxsutawney Phil!

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  Punxsutawney Phil predicted spring is on its way!  Okay… The famous weather-reading groundhog ascended (was pulled) from his hole today at his home at Gobbler’s Knob, near Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania and under the cloud from the massive storm covering much of […]

God Bless Egypt!

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  A quarter-million people flooded Cairo’s main square today in a stunning, jubilant and mostly peaceful protest demanding that for President Hosni Mubarak step down from power.  The crowd was young and old, urban poor and middle class professionals. It […]

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Praying Jabez's Prayer
Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.” Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my territory!  Let your hand be with me, and ...

posted 2:15:06pm Feb. 09, 2016 | read full post »

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 »

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