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Prayer, Plain and Simple

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Inauguration Day: A Prayer

posted by Mark and Jill

“God, today we ask for a blessing on United States President Barack Obama. As he begins his second term in office we pray that your hand would strengthen and protect him, that your voice would guide and comfort him, that […]

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A Prayer After the Explosions that Rocked Mumbai

posted by Mark Herringshaw

At least 10 are dead in three separate explosions that tore through a business district in Mumbai, India today. Dozens more are injured. The Indian government has confirmed that the explosions were terrorist attacks likely from Muslim radicals. They have placed […]

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Crime Victims – A Prayer

posted by Mark Herringshaw

“God, you are just. You are perfect in all your judgments. You balance every scale. In time, all the accounts will be settled. All truth will be told. All debts will be evenly scored. For now, in this world, we […]

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Qaddafi Forces Crushing Rebels

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  The fleeting Libyan revolution is on the brink of defeat. Pro-Qaddafi forces are advancing today towards the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. Qaddafi’s son claims that the city will fall to government forces within 48 hours. Pray for Libya… “God, […]

“God, Save Japan!”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  A huge explosion has damaged a third reactor at the earthquake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan early Tuesday. Engineers are fighting to prevent a full meltdown of nuclear fuel rods in three damaged reactors. Significant levels of radiation […]

A Prayer for Japan’s Nuclear Crisis

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  Waves of fear are sweeping Japan today, compounding shock and grief following last week’s massive earthquake. The nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant is mounting. Fuel rods appear to be overheating in three damaged reactors crippled by […]

Massive 8.9 Quake Strikes Japan

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A 13-foot tsunami strikes the northern coast of Japan, washing away cars and damaging buildings, after a powerful, magnitude 8.9 earthquake rocks the coast. There is a tsunami warning issued for Hawaii. “God, bring peace to traumatized residents in Japan. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Blizzard Peace

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The weather outside is frightful! A band of frigid weather is making its way up the U.S. East Coast today, blasting New York City and New England with blizzards and a foot of snow. Several states to the South have […]

Korea Needs a Miracle

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The two Koreas are ramping up their rhetoric again. South Korea’s president pledged today that his country would retaliate if attacked again. A top North Korean official threatening a “sacred” nuclear war if provoked. “Sacred?” Did the North Korean communist […]

Winter solstice, the Ursids Meteor Shower, and a Lunar Eclipse: Signs in the Heavens?

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  On December 20, 2010 there will be three converging natural events in the sky. Is this a sign? It can be… The annual Ursid meteor shower (up to 100 per hour) which appears annually from December 17-25, will peak tonight. […]

The Destiny of Korea

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  God has a destiny for Korea. Again today that ultimate spiritual purpose is under a test of human conflict and tension. North Korea warned South Korea on today to stop staging artillery drills on the border island that Northern […]

Prayer for Iraqi Christians

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  Iraqi Christians from the south of the country are fleeing to havens in the north and those with means are leaving Iraq all together. The renewed campaign of violence against Christians is exacerbated by a growing fear that Iraqi […]

Winter Wonderland / Terrifying Deepfreeze

posted by Mark Herringshaw

“God, bless and keep safe the many millions of Americans impacted today by the winter storm roaring across portions of the country.”  

Empty Chair Speaks Loud and Clear

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  An empty chair represents imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo at Friday’s ceremony in Oslo, Norway The empty chair was itself his acceptance speech. Imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in absentia today […]

Westboro Baptist Commits the True Blasphemy

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Westboro Baptist Church, a small Kansas-based fundamentalist group has gone over the edge into hell once again. The sect, with a history of holding controversial and vehemently offensive protests, said today that its members will march with signs at Elizabeth […]

Korean Crisis and the Peace of God

posted by Mark Herringshaw

South Koreans are calling for revenge today over this week’s deadly North Korean artillery shelling. Tensions remain high amid fears of more clashes between the bitter rivals. China has upped the ante in the conflict by objecting to joint military […]

Prayer for Peace on the Korean Peninsula

posted by Mark Herringshaw

North Korea launched a deadly artillery attack Tuesday, firing 100 rounds of artillery at Yeonpyeong Island in the Yellow Sea. South Korea’s president Lee Myung-bak responded saying “enormous retaliation” is needed to stop Pyongyang’s incitement, but international diplomats urgently appealed […]

Semper Fi – A Birthday Prayer for Marines

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps! “God we thank you for the brave men and women who have sacrificed and in some cases fought to preserve the gift of freedom you have given us in the United States of America. […]

Nestor Kirchner, Former Argentine President, Dies

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Argentina is in shock today. Former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner, died suddenly of a massive heart attack Wednesday. The leftist Kirchner, 60, was current President Cristina Fernandez’s husband and was considered the leading contender from the dominant Peronist party to […]

“Boomer Sooner Bummer?”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Shame by association seems to be sweeping the Sooner Nation today. Jeffrey Landrigan, who escaped from an Oklahoma prison in 1989 then robbed at gunpoint and murdered an Arizona man, was executed last night uttering his last words, “Boomer Sooner.”  […]

Torrential Tuesday: Wild Weather Assails the Nation

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Powerful storms are raging across much of the country today. Rain and powerful winds, flooding and even snow storms are forecast. “Peace, be still! God, we pray today for all those caught in the path of powerful storms today. Keep […]

Cholera Hits Haiti

posted by Mark Herringshaw

An outbreak of cholera is spreading across central Haiti and raising fears that the dreaded disease could reach the vast tarp tent camps that shelter hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors in the capital, Port-au- Prince. By early this morning, […]

“Stained” Glass at the Crystal Cathedral

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The Crystal Cathedral has filed for bankruptcy protection. Trustees of the glass megachurch in Orange County decided to file for Chapter 11 after some of its creditors sued for payment. Creditors could be owed between $50 million and $100 million. […]

Prayer for Philippeans Typhoon

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Super Typhoon Megi is buffeting the Philippines today. It’s the strongest storm to hit the region in years. Rains across Vietnam swept away a bus and left 20 people missing, including a girl pulled from her mother’s grasp by the […]

Bold Move: The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Goes to a Chinese Dissident

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today. The announcement, blacked out across China has infuriated the Beijing government which condemned the selection as a “blasphemy” and described Liu as a “criminal.” 54 year old Liu, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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.” […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

The Ansel Adams Treasure Found at Garage Sale

posted by Mark Herringshaw

10 years ago Rick Norsigian, of Fresno, Calif. picked up the box of glass negatives for the princely sum of $45 at a garage sale. Now, after spending a decade researching the origin of his find photography experts have deemed […]

Lutherans Endure God’s Judgment of Silence

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The freak tornado struck at 2:00 PM, on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, but the majority did not heed the warning. Nearly a year later, The ELCA has ordained 7 openly gay pastors. This time, God is silent… Silence is a […]

Prayer for Victims of Indian Train Accident

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Monday: A speeding express train plowed into a stationary passenger train in eastern India, killing 61 people. The crash hit with such force that it hurled the roo of one of the train cars onto an overpass above the tracks. In […]

Obama vs. the State of Arizona

posted by Mark Herringshaw

President Obama’s Justice Department has filed a lawsuit challenging the Arizona’s immigration policy.  Fancy that! Siding with the government of Mexico over against a State government, the suite accuses Arizona of trying to “second guess” the federal government. Officials in […]

Summer Sizzling and Praying for Shade

posted by Mark Herringshaw

It’s hot! It’s too hot to do much of anything, including writing a blog. I’ll make this short… Today across much of the country temperatures are again headed into triple digits. From Maine to Texas, from Minnesota to Death Valley […]

A Bloody Shootout on the Arizona – Mexico Border

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A massive gun battle between rival drug and migrant trafficking gangs near the U.S. border Thursday has left 21 people dead and at least six others wounded. The fire fight occurred in a sparsely populated area about 12 miles from […]

Rest in Peace, Senator Robert Byrd

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The Senate has lost one of its legends.  Robert C. Byrd died around 3 a.m. Monday morning after being admitted to the hospital last week. Byrd was an orphan child who married a coal miner’s daughter and rose from the […]

D-Day for McChrystal and Maybe the War in Afghanistan

posted by Mark Herringshaw

General Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. commander and strategist of the Afghan war, is at this moment headed to the White House, resignation at hand to meet with President Barack Obama. McChrystal recently mocked and disparaged the President and his […]

Chicago Weather – Big Winds in the Windy City!

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A line of fast-moving storms hit Chicago today with hurricane force winds. The system, which yesterday produced dozens of tornados in Minnesota – and three known fatalities – blew into the Windy City with equal torrential force.  The line of […]

Afghanistan’s $3 Trillion Buried Treasure

posted by Mark Herringshaw

U.S. geologists and Pentagon officials have discovered vast mineral wealth in Afghanistan, enough to turn the devistated country into one of the world’s most lucrative mining centers. Gen. David, commander of the United States Central Command said, “There are a […]

Earthquake Shakes Southern California… Again

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A Southern California earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 shook things up Monday. It shook me up. I’m visiting Los Angeles and on sixth floor of the hotel where I’m staying, yes, it shook me up! The 5.7 magnitude tremor […]

‘Touchdown Jesus’ Burns after Lightning Strike

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The ‘Touchdown Jesus’ statue in Ohio was engulfed in flames after a lightning strike late last night.  The six-story-tall depiction of Jesus Christ with his arms raised stood in front of Solid Rock Church along Interstate 75 in Monroe, just […]

“Rain, Rain Go Away!” – Prayer for the Oklahoma Floods

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Evacuations are under way in some Oklahoma City neighborhoods as residents deal with vicious flash-flooding and scattered power outages. More thunderstorms are heading their way.  Almost 10 inches of rain fell between 2 and 11 a.m. this morning. Another1 to […]

Arkansas Flash Floods – A Prayer

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Pray for the victims and their families of the Arkansas floods today. Dozens of campers remain missing after the Caddo and Little Missouri rivers were hit with flash floods following heavy rains.  At least 20 people were killed and as […]

“California Dreamin’ Again!”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

California has a $20 billion budget deficit – ouch – which may be why Republican voters in the California primary election on Tuesday chose two financial wonderwomen to run for two huge statewide offices. Former eBay chief Meg Whitman won […]

By any Name it’s Still Anti-Semitism

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Helen Thomas has “gotten the hell out of Washington” after telling Jews to “get the hell out of Israel.” The now former 89-year old “dean” of the White House press corps has been forced into retirement by Hearst Media after […]

Los Angeles Earthquake… “Peace, be Still”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A small undersea earthquake struck just the shores of Los Angeles early this morning. It was widely felt in the West Los Angeles area. The U.S. Geological survey registered the 3.6-magnitude temblor at 2:17 a.m. PDT Monday. It was centered […]

“Shalom” After the Gaza Flotilla Raid

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Yet again the world’s attention turns to the thin strip of fertile land bridging Africa, Europe and Asia, to Israel, tucked tightly between the Arabian Desert and the Mediterranean Sea. Everyone wants control of Israel! Yes, God knew exactly what […]

Awe… at the Guatemala Sink Hole

posted by Mark Herringshaw

“Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.” Psalm 46:2. Amazed! This huge crater in Guatemala City formed after flood waters of tropical storm Agatha eroded soil hundreds of […]

A Prayer for Gary Coleman

posted by nsymmonds

Gary Coleman is currently on life support with a brain hemorrhage following an injury he suffered while in his home on Wednesday. Please join us in prayer for Gary, his family and friends at this time. Heavenly Father, Before we […]

God, Stop the Damn Oil Leak… We Obviously Can’t!

posted by Mark Herringshaw

There’s heat in the kitchen… And President Obama is catching that heat about his response – or lack there of – to the environmental disaster caused by the oil well explosion and leak in the Gulf of Mexico. Even the […]

A Prayer for Trinidad and Tobago

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Pray for a peaceful governmental transition in Trinidad and Tobago. It now appears that opposition leader General Kamla Persad-Bissessar will become the Caribbean nation’s first woman prime minister after her coalition won national elections yesterday. Prime Minister Patrick Manning has […]

“God, I Need a Freakin Job.”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Jeffrey Baker needs a job. And he’s vocal about it. Baker is the man behind the Buffalo, New York billboard that reads: “Mr. President, I Need a Freakin Job.”   The White House is visiting Buffalo today to tout the […]

Prayer for Afghanistan

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The war in Afghanistan will get worse before it gets better… That was the warning from President Obama on Wednesday. We best pray. In a news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Obama admitted yesterday, “What I’ve tried to emphasize […]

Prayer for Libyan Airline Crash

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A Libyan Afriqiyah Airways plane with 104 people on board crashed today as it made its approach into Tripoli’s airport. Officials are reporting that at least 96 people have died. A 10-year-old Dutch boy was the only known survivor. Many […]

Prayer for Oklahoma and Kansas Tornadoes

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Violent storms tore through the southern Plains yesterday killing five people and injuring many more. Several tornadoes and numerous thunderstorms with powerful straight-line winds flattened homes, toppled semitrailers and downed power lines and trees. The storms ravaged Oklahoma and Kansas, […]

Prayer for a Peaceful Election in the Philippines

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino is expected to win the presidential election in the Philippines when as many as 85% of the Philippines eligible voters go to the polls today. It’s been a rocky final few days in the presidential campaign. There […]

Separate Church and State; Never Separate Faith and State!

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Today, Thursday, May 6 is the National Day of Prayer. Once again the issue of faith in the public square is raging in public debate. Two recent decisions have reignited the controversy: Last month, Franklin Graham was “uninvited” by military […]

Praying for Nashville

posted by Mark Herringshaw

It’s a tough day in Nashville. The torrential rains that have swept across the Southern States killing 29 people have hit Tennessee particularly hard. The Cumberland River has flooded and submerged parts of Nashville’s historic downtown. Now rescuers fear more […]

Noah’s Ark?

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A team of Chinese and Turkish explorers have discovered wooden remains 13,000 feet up Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey. They suggest that the find may be the Biblical artifact Noah’s Ark. Mt. Ararat is noted in the Bible as the final […]

A Prayer for Bret Michaels

posted by nsymmonds

Since Sunday, rock singer and reality television star Bret Michaels has been in critical condition due to a brain hemorrhage that sent him to the hospital on Friday. He is under 24-hour supervision and doctors are hopeful that he will […]

Taiwan Earthquake – Cause for Prayer in Shaky Times

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Yet another earthquake has struck, this one hit Monday off the southeast coast of Taiwan. It caused buildings to sway and sent “fear shockwaves” across the island, but no casualties or damage has been reported.  The 6.5 magnitude temblor was […]

“South Park” Creators: A Blessing to Counter a Curse

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Once again, cartoons are proving dangerous business… The radical Islamic Web site, revolutionmuslim.com has warned the creators of the cable television cartoon “South Park” that they could be killed for airing a show depicting Muhammad in a bear suit. We […]

Prayer for Oil Rig Explosion

posted by nsymmonds

Last night at about 10PM, an oil rig explosion occured on a rig named Deepwater Horizon. At least 12 people are missing and another seven were critically injured. Please join us in prayer for those who are missing, the injured, […]

Discriminating Guru

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Legendary rapper Guru has died after a year-long battle with cancer. He was only 43. Our condolences.  Born in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood, Keith Elam was a member of the group Gang Starr. He’s considered one of the pioneers of hip […]

Iraq Needs a Miracle… Is this It?

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Just moments ago BBC reported that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has announced Iraq’s intelligence team killed Iraqi Al Qaeda leader Abu Ayyub al-Masri. If true this is a significant development in the battle against terrorism and general chaos in Iraq. Let’s […]

Prayer for Adoption

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Pray today for families who have adopted children from abroad. Early this morning I received and email from friends of ours who are, at this moment en route to a nation on the horn of Africa to bring back to […]

Pray for Iceland

posted by Mark Herringshaw

We pray today for Iceland. First, there’s an imminent threat of natural disaster. This morning emergency officials, fearing a major eruption of the restless Eyjafjallajokull volcano are evacuating more than 800 citizens. The volcano, 75 miles east of Reykjavik, erupted […]

Prayer Following the China Earthquake

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Another earthquake… This one, between 6.9 and 7.1 in magnitude hit the Qinghai province of China, near Tibet early Wednesday morning. No deaths or injuries have been reported, as yet. Two aftershocks hit within 12 minutes after the initial jolt. […]

Prayer in Response to an Earthquake Prediction

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Rumors… and panic in L.A. An email from a friend, who said it came from another friend, and that from another is circulating through Southern California today warning of an imminent earthquake. It reads: “My buddy’s wife works at the […]

Prayer for Poland

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Our prayers are with the Polish nation today. In Warsaw, Poles are bidding farewell to President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria, who died in a plane crash on Saturday near the Russian city of Smolensk. 96 people, many of […]

Prayer for Amy Mickelson and Others Battling Breast Cancer

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Phil Mickelson won another Green Jacket at the Masters yesterday. He did it in his typical “damn the torpedoes; full speed ahead” style. Mickelson is the “anti-Tiger” in so many ways. And I – with a majority of the rest of the […]

“Hey Tiger, Did You Learn Anything?” Voices in his Head

posted by Mark Herringshaw

What voices really haunt the troubled soul of Tiger Woods? On Wednesday Nike released a commercial featuring the voice of Earl Woods, Tiger’s deceased father. In the stark, black-and-white clip, a camera zooms in on Woods who remains silent as […]

Prayer for Victims of the West Virginia Mine Explosion

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Rescue teams are still searching for four workers missing in a coal mine where a massive explosion killed 25 miners yesterday at Massey Energy Co.’s huge Upper Big Branch mine about 30 miles south of Charleston. It was the worst […]

A Prayer for Peace after the San Diego Earthquake

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A 7.2 earthquake epicentered near Mexicali, Mexico struck about 3:40 p.m. Sunday rattling all of Southern California, and setting high rise buildings in Los Angeles and San Diego rocking. There are some reports of damage. This quake was the strongest […]

It’s Still Good Friday at the Vatican: A Prayer for Justice AND Mercy

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Victims’ lawyers are accusing Pope Benedict of being ultimately responsible for an alleged cover-up of sexual abuse of children by priests. The New York Times reported the Vatican and Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict, were warned about Murphy but […]

April Fools Day, 2010 Prayer… for Topeka, Kansas

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Topeka? I’ve been to Topeka. It’s dusty and flat and on any given day either too hot or too cold. People from Topeka claim it’s a great place to live; but they admit it’s not much to visit. Here’s to […]

To Stop Iran’s Effort to Build a Nuclear Weapon

posted by Mark Herringshaw

“God, frustrate Iran’s effort to build a nuclear weapon!” Shahram Amiri, an Iranian nuclear scientist, missing since last summer has defected to the U.S. and is assisting the CIA in its efforts to undermine Iran’s nuclear program. That is good […]

The “Christian Warriors” are not… NOT Christian…

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The “Christian Warriors” are not… NOT Christian… The nine members of this anti-government militia group charged Monday with conspiring to kill a law-enforcement officer in an effort to start a “war” against the U.S. government are NOT Jesus-Followers. Plain and […]

A Prayer for the Hadron Particle Collider Experiment

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Physicists are looking for God… again. The Hadron Collider, the world’s largest, most powerful particle accelerator called went into action this morning. The drama is playing out – at this moment – inside a 17-mile tunnel on the border between […]

Prayer for the Victims of the Moscow Metro Bombing

posted by Mark Herringshaw

At least 37 people have died and were dozens wounded in two explosions that rocked the busy Moscow metro during rush hour this morning. The UK’s Telegraph quotes security sources that suicide bombers from Chechnya were responsible. God, have mercy! […]

Two Degrees of Separation from a $184 Million Man

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Joe Mauer is a rich young man. My 12 year old son Michael and 16 year old son Matt and I all huddled around our computer on Monday night watching ESPN’s streaming broadcast of the Mauer new conference announcing his […]

A Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

“Jerusalem is not a settlement. It’s our capital” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday. He spoke responding to the Obama administration’s sharp criticism over Israel’s recently announced new housing plans for east Jerusalem, the part of the city Palestinians […]

Prayer to the Author of True Health Care

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed the so called “Health Care Bill.” Few doubt that some sort of governmental policy change is needed in our country. Too many people have too little access to or pay too high a […]

Prayer for the Red River Flood

posted by Mark Herringshaw

“The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD is enthroned as King forever” (Psalm 29:10). Melting snow has pushed the Red River at Fargo, North Dakota to “major flood stage.” The National Guard and an army of volunteers are […]

Prayer after the Los Angeles Earthquake

posted by Mark Herringshaw

An earthquake woke Los Angeles and Southern California before dawn this morning. Millions were jolting out of bed by the tremor. While no damage, injuries or power outages have been reported, the fear sparked by an earthquake like this is real, […]

Prayer for the Peace of Juarez

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Juarez is a war zone. “God, have mercy.” We have friends living and working there, so the news of the murder of an American couple strikes home for us. A few years back our family spent Spring break working in […]

A Parents’ Prayer for the Safety of our Children

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Brent and Kelly King of San Diego, California are living every parent’s nightmare. On Tuesday searchers found the body of their 17 year old daughter, Chelsea. She had been raped and then murdered. The following day police arrested John Albert […]

Prayer for Santiago, Chile Earthquake

posted by nsymmonds

Early this morning, an 8.8-magnitude earthquake hit Santiago, Chile. At the writing of this post, the death toll was reported to be at least 147 people, but the numbers are bound to rise. Please join us in prayer for the […]

A Prayer for SeaWorld Trainers and Zoo Trainers

posted by nsymmonds

Yesterday, Dawn Brancheau, a 40-year old SeaWorld trainer was killed by Shamu, the park’s captive killer whale. Please join us in prayer for Dawn’s family and friends in their time of loss and also pray for every trainer who works […]

The Eucharist Diet: On Fat Tuesday – Mardi Gras

posted by Mark Herringshaw

February 17, 2010 Day 47 Weight: 197 lbs Weight lost: -9 lbs   Today is Mardi Gras, “Fat Tuesday.” Eat, drink, be merry! My wife Jill and I once spent a Mardi Gras in New Orleans. “Wild” does not describe […]

Presidents Day 2010 – A Prayer from George Washington

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Today is Presidents Day 2010. Our first president, George Washington was a man of deep faith and prayer. Here’s an excerpt from Washington’s prayer journal. O eternal and everlasting God, I presume to present myself this morning before thy Divine […]

A Prayer for Bill Clinton

posted by nsymmonds

Earlier news broke that Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized due to chest discomforts. He has since undergone a heart procedure to place two stents in one of his coronary arteries. Please join us in prayer as we pray for […]

A Prayer for Alexander McQueen’s Family and Friends

posted by nsymmonds

Today, on the first day of New York Fashion week, the fashion world received the tragic news  that British fashion designer, Alexander McQueen, was found dead in his flat in Central London. The avant garde designer was only 40 years old. He […]

A Blizzard Prayer for Washington Snow

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A second major winter storm is hitting Washington and Eastern seaboard. Snow, wind and slush are hounding commuters again today as blizzard warnings from Baltimore to New York City herald the arrival of another historic storm – more than 10 […]

A Prayer Against Fear in “Shakin’ Chicago”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 hit rumbled through the suburbs of Chicago, the windy city, this morning. Damage was minimal; fear was not. While there are many more ominous disasters of note in the world today, the fear […]

A Prayer for the Family and Friends of David Hames

posted by nsymmonds

A few weeks ago, we posted an update on David Hames, the Compassion International volunteer who was buried under the rubble of the Hotel Montana following the massive earthquake in Haiti. It is with a heavy heart that we provide you […]

Prayer for Middletown, Connecticut Power Plant Explosion

posted by nsymmonds

At about 11:30 this morning, an explosion occurred at an under-construction power plant in Middletown, Connecticut. Details have been ever-changing in regards to the injuries and fatalities caused by the explosion. Currently, the number of casualties is at 13. Please […]

National Prayer Breakfast Transcript

posted by nsymmonds

This morning President Barack Obama held court at the annual National Prayer Breakfast. Please see the transcript below. REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENTAT THE NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST Washington HiltonWashington, D.C. 9:08 A.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Thank you very much. […]

Toyota Prius, Faulty Brakes, Sticking Accelerators and Prayer

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Sell your Toyota stock…Now! Toyota has problems. Big problems. Not only do are the accelerators in millions of their cars prone to stick, they now admit design problems in the brake system of the Prius. When it rains it rains […]

A Pray on Groundhog Day

posted by Mark Herringshaw

It’s Groundhog Day and Puxatony Phil saw his shadow this morning. Bad news: we’re facing six more weeks of winter… No surprise, especially for us living in Minnesota where it will probably be more like 12 weeks. I woke this […]

Prayer for Baptist Americans in Haiti

posted by Mark Herringshaw

We pray still for crisis in Haiti. The magnitude of the trauma is numbing. Yet behind the scenes sprawling across our televisions and computer screens we catch the horror of real, personal tragedies. It’s pain we can only begin to […]

An Update on and Prayer for David Hames

posted by nsymmonds

Last week, we published a story about two Compassion International volunteers who were in Haiti when the earthquake hit. They each were only separated by a couple of feet when the earthquake hit, but only one of them, Dan Woolley, has […]

A Prayer on Holocaust Remembrance Day 2010

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2010. We pause to pay our respects, to vow that such a terror will never happen again, to pay honor to the survivors and their families, and to pray for God’s justice and mercy […]

Tim Tebow, CBS, the NFL, and Focus on the Family

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and his mother will appear in a Super Bowl commercial on CBS that makes a clear pro-life statement. It’s a remarkable coalition, and progressives are in a tizzy. The ad purportedly tells the story of Tebow’s mother […]

Prayer for Haiti: From “Why, God?” to “How, God?”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

“Why, God?” Looking at pictures of the pain and sorrow in Haiti, that’s our natural question. We want to know why a loving and all powerful God would allow such devastation. Be honest now. All of us want to know this… […]

The Half-Truth in Pat Robertson’s Oral Dysentery

posted by Mark Herringshaw

I apologize for Pat Robertson’s foul mouth.  The man needs discretion, to say the least. And if Dr. Robertson cannot find enough “fruit of the Spirit” growing in his own soul – particularly self control – then perhaps prudent brothers […]

A Prayer in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

posted by Mark Herringshaw

“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today we remember the birthday of a great American, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We will […]

Halftime Prayer for Haiti

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Let’s pray for Haiti at halftime… The numbers look like…  numbers, and nothing more. 100,000 is a symbol, cold and distant. Pictures and videos taken in Haiti this week help us put human faces to the dark tragedy. But even the best […]

A Prayer for Haiti

posted by nsymmonds

Yesterday evening at 5:00PM, a magnitude-7.0 earthquake hit Haiti, destroying much of the capital, Port Au Prince. Many buildings have been destroyed or sustained extreme structural damage, many have been injured and the body count is innumerable. Within the last […]

Mark McGwire Lives in Denial… Say a Prayer for Him

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Disgraced ex-baseball star Mark McGwire finally sobbed out his steroid confession yesterday. No one was the least surprised; no one should be the least bit impressed.   I once cheered for McGwire who hit 583 career home runs with Oakland […]

“Hey Tiger, I’ve Screwed Up too, and Yes, There is Redemption…”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Brit Hume is still catching Hell for his public comments that Tiger Woods should consider converting to Christianity from Buddhism. Hume implies that Woods’ belief in an impersonal “Force” running the Universe leaves him no room for redemption. If Karma […]

Pray for Christians in Malaysia.

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Let’s pray for Christians in Malaysia. In the last two days Muslims in this Islamic nation have turned violent, firebombing four Christian churches following a court decision that allows Christians to translate the word for God as Allah. “Allah is […]

Tiger Woods, Brit Hume and “The Karma of Jesus”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Brit Hume has chutzpah, gotta give him that. If you haven’t heard, Hume recently challenged Tiger Woods to replace his Buddhism – which he claims doesn’t offer true atonement and forgiveness – with Christianity – which he says does offer atonement and forgiveness. […]

Prayer for ABB Shooting Victims

posted by nsymmonds

Earlier this morning a disgruntled employee stormed the ABB power company in St. Louis, Missouri and killed two people and injured five others. The suspect is also believed to be dead, but authorities are awaiting confirmation from the family. Please […]

The Consumer Electronics Show – Skyping with God

posted by Mark Herringshaw

I’d love to be in Las Vegas today, both to escape the bitter cold gripping Minnesota and to attend the Consumer Electronic Show and check out the new whiz bang gadgets soon to be available to all us gullible customers […]

A Prayer from The Tallest Building in the World

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building, is set to open today in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Although the exact height of the Burj Dubai (Arabic for Dubai Tower) is a closely guarded secret, at more than 2,625 feet, it far […]

A Prayer for Irish Atheists

posted by Mark Herringshaw

“God, bless the Irish Atheists…”   No tongue in cheek here. Truly… it’s the right response…   News today: An Irish atheist group is challenging a new law against blasphemy by publishing on its website 25 quotations it claims mock […]

21 Ways to Pray: Right off the Front Page

posted by Mark Herringshaw

It seems like there’s always more bad news than good. Take today. Yes, it’s Christmas and where I live, a “white Christmas” at that. But all is not cheer and good will. Just read the paper, or these days, the […]

A Prayer for Oral Roberts’ Friends and Family

posted by nsymmonds

Evangelist Oral Roberts, died of complications from pneumonia today. Roberts conducted more than 300 healing crusades in over 35 countries on six continents and it is estimated that he has personally laid hands on more than two million people for healing […]

Crashing God’s State Dinner

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The Salahis have chutzpah, you have to give them that. Michaele and Tareq got their 15 minutes – plus – of fame last week when, much to the shame of the secret service, they managed to slink their way into […]

Prayer for the Families of Slain Police Officers

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Pray for the families of Mark Renninger, Ronald Owens, Tina Griswold and Greg Richards, the slain Washington State police officers gunned down south of Seattle while sitting in a coffee shop. As I write this, police have surrounded a house […]

A Black Friday Prayer

posted by nsymmonds

Tomorrow, millions of Americans will be headed out to the malls and to their local Walmarts, Targets, Kmarts and other retailers to celebrate the national retail holiday known as Black Friday. It’s ironic that it is called Black Friday because […]

A Prayer for Veterans on Veterans Day 2009

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Wednesday (tomorrow) is Veterans Day, 2009. It’s fitting for us as a free people to publically and intentionally acknowledge, thank and bless those men and women who have paid a heavy price to insure our liberty. Freedom, as they say, […]

Thanksgiving Prayer: Breaching the Berlin Wall in My Life

posted by Mark Herringshaw

I’m holding a jagged piece of concrete, about the size of hand. One side Is flat, and covered with brilliant blue paint, the other porous and broken. 20 years ago today someone, among tens of thousands of jubilant Germans took […]

Prayer for the Unemployment Rate

posted by nsymmonds

Today it was announced that the unemployment rate hit 10.2%, the highest it has been since April 1983. This is startling news since it would seem that if we are crawling out of the recession less jobs would be lost. […]

Pray for Fort Hood Shooting Victims

posted by nsymmonds

11 have been killed and 31 injured in a mass shooting at Fort Hood in Texas. I submit this prayer for the family and friends of the victims who will be receiving news about their loved ones. Please pray and share […]

Win or No Win? Casino Denies Man 166 Million Jackpot

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Bill Seebeck won $166 million dollars in a $4 slot at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa on Sunday but he’s none the richer. The would-be millionaire pulled the level and bells started ringing and the figure $166,666,666.65 appeared […]

Praying For “Situational Awareness”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Yesterday a Northwest Airlines A320 flying from San Diego to Minneapolis with more than 100 passengers on board overflew the runway – by 150 miles! According to the first official reports the pilots “lost situational awareness.” I’ll say. Rumors are […]

Prayer for the Drug War in Juarez

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Drug violence in Juarez, Mexico, just across the border from El Paso, Texas, is exploding into a war. So far this month, nearly 100 people have been killed. The death toll for 2009 stands at 2,000, more than 200 per […]

Goldy the Gopher Mocks Penn State Player’s Prayer – Going too Far?

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The University of Minnesota’s sports mascot, Goldy the Gopher joined a long list of mascot buffoons when he mocked a Penn State player in prayer before the teams played last Saturday. When defensive lineman Jerome Hayes stopped in the end […]

Pray For Rifqa Bary – and Her Family

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Rifqa Bary, the teenage girl who said she ran away from her Ohio home to Florida because she feared physical harm for converting from Islam to Christianity could soon be returning to her home state. Rifqa fled after her parents, […]

Prayer for a Return to the Intent of “Sweetest Day 2009″

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Sweetest Day, 2009 is October 17. It’s celebrated each year on the third Saturday of October. Sweetest Day originated in Cleveland, Ohio in 1922 when Herbert Birch Kingston a candy store employee organized a group of people who packaged small […]

Prayer on National Boss Day 2009

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Friday is National Boss Day 2009, a time for employees to thank their bosses for the job they do. It’s also a time to acknowledge the daily pressures managers have to endure. Patricia Bays Haroski launched this tradition in 1958 to […]

Pray for Falcon Heene, Missing Colorado Boy

posted by nsymmonds

It started as a CNN breaking news alert, “A 6-year-old climbed into a balloon-like experimental aircraft built by his parents and floated into the Colorado sky.” Falcon Heene is the name of the little boy who took flight earlier today […]

Elinor Ostrom Shares the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics – Her Case for Social Humility

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The Nobel Prize for Economics in 2009 goes to Elinor Ostrom, the first woman to receive the award. Ms. Ostrom’s research challenges the traditional view that common ownership of a resource results in excessive exploitation, that fishermen for instance left […]

Obama and The Nobel Peace Prize 2009 – A Prayer for True Peace

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Congratulations to U.S. President Barak Obama for winning the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.  Jesus said that peacemakers are blessed. Today we pray a blessing for President Obama and all the efforts of all government leaders around the world who seek […]

Following up “Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009 Deserves Praise… To God!”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Wow! Wednesday’s post “Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009 Deserves Praise… To God!” certainly generated a reaction.  While I cannot, for lack of both time and expertise answer every individual objection that readers have posted I can defer to an expert […]

Prayer for the Santa Cruz Islands Quake and Tsunami

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A 7.8 earthquake just struck off the Santa Cruz Islands in the Pacific Ocean today, triggering a tsunami warning for the nations of Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, New Caledonia, Fiji, Kiribati, Wallis-Futuna and Howland-Baker. Let’s […]

Make Your Own Barcode… With God!

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Now I can make my own barcode with Google! Amazing days! Today is the 57th birthday of first patent of the barcode and to honor the moment Google has changed its logo to a photo of black and white lines […]

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009 Deserves Praise… To God!

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to two Americans and an Israeli for explaining how the DNA code is translated into life. The work of Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas A. Steitz, and Ada E. Yonath, explored ribosomes which produce proteins […]

A Prayer with Deanna Favre for Those Battling Breast Cancer

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The spotlot should be on Deanna Favre – that’s a good thing! Forget purple and gold, and green and gold. During the Vikings vs. Packers game last night the dominant color was pink. October is national breast cancer awareness month […]

Brett Favre, Vikings vs. Packers, Twins vs. Tigers and the Epicenter of our Passion

posted by Mark Herringshaw

For the moment, Minnesota is the epicenter of the sports world. Brett Favre and the Vikings out dueled Favre’s old team, the Green Bay Packers on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Yes, I watched. Yes, the drama played out as billed. […]

Rosangel Cabrera, Miguel Cabrera and Prayer for the Plague of Domestic Violence

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Call it irony, or a sign that I should comment directly on Rosangel Cabrera, Miguel Cabrera and the plague of domestic violence. An hour ago I added a post about a woman I met in a coffee shop who died […]

A Prayer for Domestic Violence

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Shocked, sickened, grieved…. At the moment I’m sitting in my Caribou Coffee shop trying to collect myself. I come here most Monday mornings, and over the months have struck up friendships with several regulars. Five minutes ago Gayle, who works […]

Reactions to David Letterman and Roman Polanski: The New Normal?

posted by Mark Herringshaw

I’m perplexed – though not terribly surprised – by the base, tribal audience reactions to the revelation last night that David Letterman has been blackmailed by a woman – among several – with whom he had a sexual affair. No […]

Prayer for American Samoa Tsunami Victims and Hawaii

posted by nsymmonds

An earthquake with a magnitude of 8.0 hit the American Samoan islands earlier today. This earthquake triggered three 5-foot tsunamis which caused damaged and killed an undetermined number of people. Hawaii is currently on tsunami watch. Please join us in prayer […]

Praying for “See You at the Pole”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

At this very moment over two million students across America and overseas are gathering around the flagpole of their schools to pray and ask God to bring moral and spiritual awakening to their campuses. They call it “See You At […]

Prayer for Flooding in Atlanta

posted by nsymmonds

Here is a prayer from my partner in prayer blogging, Mark on the flooding in Atlanta. More rain is forecast in Georgia a day after storms there killed at least six people. Rising waters washed out roads, snarled traffic and […]

Prayer for Relationship Reconciliation

posted by Mark Herringshaw

    How about this for a story of reconciliation: After working side by side for the same moving company, two men, Gary Nisbet and Randy Joubert finally discovered that they were not only long-lost brothers, but actually identical twins […]

All the Rage

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Short fuses are “all the rage.” Very, VERY public outbursts this week at the US Open – ala Serena Williams and Roger Federer, during President Obama’s health care pep talk before Congress – Representative Joe Wilson, and at the MTV […]

H1N1 Prayer Vaccine

posted by Mark Herringshaw

My 15 year old son has the flu: fever, aches, cough. He’s frustrated and angry – he was scheduled to play quarterback this Thursday – but he’s too physically sapped to say much.    He’s not alone. By now we’ve […]

Praying again, “God Bless America!”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

“Oh, my God!”… We each remember where we were that horrible morning eight years ago today. We remember the sick pit in the stomach, the rancid taste of fear in our mouth gaping in disbelief as we stared at our […]

Prayer for Victims of the Indonesian Earthquake

posted by Mark Herringshaw

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains […]

A Prayer for the Fires Raging in Southern California

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A prayer for the victims of and those threatened by the wild fires raging now across Southern California: God, have mercy on those living through this terrible threat of fire in Southern California. Protect the lives of the brave men and […]

Ted Kennedy, “A Man of Quiet Prayer”

posted by nsymmonds

As the nation mourns the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy, many are coming to find out about parts of his personality that were otherwise hidden or overshadowed by his political personality. In a WCVB-TV Boston Channel story, Kennedy was described […]

Prayer for Hurricane Bill and Hurricane Season

posted by nsymmonds

Hurricane Bill is not projected to do any real damage in the United States, but I still feel compelled to send up my prayers to those who may be in the midst of the storms that may ensue because of […]

A Prayer for the MercyMe Bus Crash

posted by nsymmonds

Early on Saturday morning, a MercyMe tour bus going through a greenlight collided with a car that suddenly made a left turn. Three of the passengers in the car, Barbara Schmucker, 17, her boyfriend Dario Boutte, 19, and the baby […]

A Prayer for Eunice Kennedy Shriver

posted by nsymmonds

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of President Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy and Ted Kennedy has been hospitalized. She was listed in critical condition but has since stabilized. Join me in prayer for this woman of strength. Heavenly Father, I pray that just […]

A Prayer for the George Sodini’s Victims and Family

posted by nsymmonds

Yesterday, George Sodini entered a Pittsburgh L.A. Fitness gym aerobic’s class, turned off the lights and opened fire. The 50 rounds of bullets killed three women and injured 10 other people. Sodini then turned the gun on himself and killed himself. Sources […]

A Happy Birthday Prayer for President Obama

posted by nsymmonds

Today, the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama, turns 48-years-old. I just wanted to take a moment to wish President Obama a happy birthday and ask that you join me in praying for him today and continuing to […]

Prayer for Abolition

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Check out Nicholas Kristof piece chronicling slavery in the United States. Yes, this evil is “alive and well” in the 21st century. Human trafficking is now the third largest illegal industry in the world – just behind drugs and weapons. […]

Prayer for Iraqi Christians

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Pray for followers of Jesus living in Iraq. On Sunday a 30 year old Christian man was shot to death by gunman. Last week as many as seven churches were bombed. And many experts say that the full scope of […]

Prayer for Taconic Parkway Accident

posted by nsymmonds

Yesterday afternoon, a Long Island woman by the name of Diane Schuler, had been driving–unbeknownst to her–in the wrong direction for two miles before her minivan collided into an S.U.V killing eight people and injuring three. Though this is a NY-based accident, […]

iPray from your iPhone

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Kudos to Allen Wright, the Sacramento teenager who dreamed up a brilliant new application for the Apple iPhone called “A Note to God.” Wright, 17 and a student at Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California said he got […]

A Prayer for Frank McCourt, His Family and Friends

posted by nsymmonds

“‘I didn’t call myself anything. I was more than a teacher. And less. In the high school classroom you are a drill sergeant, a rabbi, a shoulder to cry on, a disciplinarian, a singer, a low level scholar, a clerk, […]

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Prayer for a Renewed Mind
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2 The Word of God can do what 120 years of daily psychotherapy cannot:  change the chemistry of the mind. Therapy helps, no doubt! We can ...

posted 12:03:06pm Apr. 29, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer for a Spiritual GPS
The Lord is good and does what is right; he shows the proper path to those who go astray. He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them his way. The Lord leads with unfailing love and faithfulness all who keep his covenant and obey ...

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A Prayer to Elevate Your Thought Life
"And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise." Phil. 4:8 NLT "For as he ...

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It's a Wonder-filled Life
No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety. Psalm 16:9 My heart is confident in you, O God; my heart is confident. No wonder I can sing your praises! Psalm 57:7 Yes, you have been with me from birth; from my mother’s ...

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Shut Up Or Shout
“Do not even talk,” Joshua commanded. “Not a single word from any of you until I tell you to shout. Then shout!” Joshua 6:10 “Be still, and know that I am God!" Psalm 46:10 The Israelites had messed up God's plan and suffered the ...

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