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Prayer, Plain and Simple

Prayer, Plain and Simple

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A Prayer for Rain

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Torrential rains this week brought a first-relief to drought-stricken Texas. But much more is needed if the southern states of the US are to escape the historic dry spell that has gripped the region most of the year. Praying for […]

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“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 […]

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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 […]

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Tsunami Waves Hit Alaska and Hawaii

posted by Mark Herringshaw

It was a long night for those of us living in Hawaii. Here in Kailua-Kona Tsunami warning sirens sounded through the night. The tsunami did hit here around 3:30 AM our time. The tsunami waves do not appear large – […]

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. […]

Kilauea Volcano Eruption Producing “VOG”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is erupting today. The floor of the Puu Oo crater collapsed on Saturday, falling dropping more than 350 feet. The fissure has caused lava to spew to a height of 80 feet. The eruption is the first […]

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 […]

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 […]

Indonesian Volcano Erupts Again

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Mount Merapi, the volatile Indonesian volcano has erupted again killing more than 100 people. Today’s blast was the most powerful eruption in more than a century. Dozens of bodies were found today after searing gas avalanched down on villages below […]

Previous Posts

A Prayer to Release Your Anxiety to God
Give your burdens to the Lord, and He will take care of you. (Psalm 55:22) Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. (1 Peter 5:7) Anxiety and stress bear down hard on our bodies causing all kinds of potential health ...

posted 7:26:12am Apr. 28, 2016 | read full post »

A Prayer to Honor Our Parents
You must be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy. Each of you must show great respect for your mother and father…I am the Lord your God. (Leviticus 19:2b,3) Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the ...

posted 11:48:01am Apr. 25, 2016 | read full post »

A Prayer for the Prodigal
"Return to me," says the LORD of hosts, "and I will return to you." (Zechariah 1:3) Father, Thank you for loving the prodigals. Thank you for your willingness to allow them to make the first move towards relationship with you once ...

posted 9:37:34am Apr. 25, 2016 | read full post »

An Olive Tree Prayer
But I am like an olive tree, thriving in the house of God. I will always trust in God’s unfailing love. (Psalm 52:8) What’s it like to be an olive tree? David compared himself to one. We don’t have olive trees in our region, so I had to ...

posted 11:08:10am Apr. 21, 2016 | read full post »

A Prayer for the Joy in Trials
  Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is ...

posted 12:48:15pm Apr. 20, 2016 | read full post »

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