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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 for Google-Eyed Parents
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. (James 1:5) “I am the Lord who heals you.” (Exodus 15:26) We had dear friends, parents of two toddlers, stay with us for two weeks recently. I couldn't help but notice ...

posted 1:07:01pm Aug. 04, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer to Learn to Pray Without Distraction
Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. (Colossians 4:2) If you are like me, you struggle with staying focused when you pray. The answer is simply this:  keep the thanks flowing! As we lift up the people in our ...

posted 2:25:46pm Jul. 31, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer for Grace and Peace
May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.   (1 Corinthians 1:3) Seventeen times in Scripture, the writers of the epistles bless their readers with these two virtues:  Grace and Peace. When we look at the deeper ...

posted 10:14:35am Jul. 30, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer for an Obedient Heart
If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the world.You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your ...

posted 12:56:59pm Jul. 29, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer to Grow Old Gracefully, Fruitfully, and Strong
Even in old age they will still produce fruit;     they will remain vital and green. (Psalm 92:14) I will be your God throughout your lifetime— until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you ...

posted 1:47:16pm Jul. 28, 2015 | read full post »

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