The 2013 National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer will be Thursday, May 2, 2013. But why wait? Start praying right now. Our Nation, as with every other nation on earth, is desperately in need of prayer. The theme and verse for this year's National Day of Prayer are very appropriate. Read more about the National Day of Prayer, 2013.
Prayer for William and Kate's Child
Following the news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting, The Church of England published a prayer regarding them. Read more at the Christianpost.com.
President Offers Prayers and Scriptures After Shootings
Following the shocking shooting deaths of children and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newton, CT., President Obama spoke at a vigil, offering condolences to the community and the nation. "Here in Newtown, I come to offer the love and prayers of a nation. I am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts. I can only hope it helps for you to know that you're not alone in your grief; that our world too has been torn apart; that all across this land of ours, we have wept with you, we've pulled our children tight." Throughout this very emotional and moving speech, the President quoted Bible passages, including "'Let the little children come to me,' Jesus said, 'and do not hinder them - for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.'" Watch the full speech at washingtonpost.com and read the complete manuscript at cnn.com
Germany's Largest Airport Includes Places to Pray
Airports can be very stressful environments, but within Frankfurt's terminals are quiet rooms-places to pray and reflect. Travelers have access to a chapel or prayer room designed to suit their faith. Read the article at eturbonews.com
Prayer Requests After December Typhoon in the Philippines
There have been so many tragic events and disasters in recent weeks. With so much going on, many of the world's trouble spots receive little continuing coverage. Following the typhoon that caused great loss of life and devastation in the Philippines, a brief article at the Christianpost.com included a list of specific prayer requests. Read this short article and pray.
A Prayer Service in Aftermath of Clackamas Shooting
Just days before the shootings in Connecticut, people were seeking comfort following the shootings in Clackamas, Oregon. During a prayer service on the evening after the Clackamas shooting, a pastor said, "Coming to grips with a tragedy is difficult when people feel alone." He then said, "But God is present in the darkness. That's the story of Christmas. God comes to this planet and promises, 'I will be with you in the darkness and evil.' We have to work through it and work in spite of it." Read the story from oregonlive.com.
Prayer On the Edge of the "Fiscal Cliff"
By the time this edition of our Prayer Newsletter is released, the "Fiscal Cliff" issue may have been resolved. Hopefully, it has. However, either way, it is good to know that Congress opens with prayer and that the opening prayer often asks for specific solutions to our nation's many challenges. Read an LA Times article which includes an excerpt of the Senate Chaplain's prayer regarding "fiscal cliff talks."
Too Cute: A Prayer in Spite of Interference
The Bible tells us to pray but, as this video demonstrates, sometimes saying a prayer seems almost impossible, or, at least, very difficult. It can be especially difficult when you are trying to pray while your sister is in the room. Don't miss this YouTube video provided through a link at huffingtonpost.com.