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Prayer, Plain and Simple

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A Blessed St. Paddy’s Day to Ye!

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A Blessed St. Paddy’s Day to Ye! In the book  wrote, “Nine Ways God Always Speaks” Jennifer Schuchmann and I offer the following about Patrick of Ireland’s spiritual contribution to the world:  St. Patrick’s Day in America is merely an excuse […]

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A Prayer of Thanks for Great Coffee

posted by Mark Herringshaw

I’m thanking God today for volcanoes, Kona and great coffee. Trivial you say. I don’t think so. A moment ago I stood on the balcony of our hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii looking west over the Pacific Ocean […]

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A Prayer for Those with Legal Challenges

posted by Mark Herringshaw

I heard today of a friend living in another country who is under investigation by an agency of his government. I grieve for him. The government is accusing him of some sort of financial impropriety. I don’t pretend to understand […]

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Advent Prayer, Day 10: Prepare Us for Greater Works

posted by nsymmonds

By Claudia Mair Burney Tuesday, the second week of Advent “Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days He was tempted by the devil.” Luke […]

Praying for Indonesian Earthquake Victims

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Wednesday’s 7.6-magnitude earthquake, which originated in the sea off Sumatra island, has severely damaged the city of Padang, Indonesia. At least 376 people are known dead and thousands more are missing or trapped beneath ruined buildings. Let’s offer a collective prayer for […]

More on Learning how to Pray – from Kids

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A nun once asked the students in her class to write a letter to God.  Here are some of the results. Lessons in honest and simple prayer:   Dear God: If you watch me in church on Sunday, I’ll show You […]

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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 »

A Prayer for Hospitality
And everyone who has given up houses...for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life. (Mark 19:29) Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay. (1 Peter 4:9) "Anyone who ...

posted 3:11:45pm Jul. 24, 2015 | read full post »

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