Category prayers

WATCH: Two Florida Teens Who Prayed as They Nearly Drowned at Sea Are Rescued by Boat Named Amen

A pair of Florida teens who nearly drowned at sea had their prayers answered when an appropriately named  boat called Amen came to their rescue.
Tyler Smith and Heather Brown, both 17, who attend Christ Church Academy in Jacksonville, decided to visit Vilano Beach with a group of friends for senior skip day on April 18, ABC News reported Friday.
The trouble started when the teens decided to swim out farther than they were able, they said in an interview that aired on “Good Morning America.”

“Me and Heather’s idea originally was to swim to an island,” Smith said. “Me and her were like the strong, courageous ones of the group. Eventually one turned around and the next.”
“I asked Tyler, ‘Do you want to keep going?’” Brown added. “He said, ‘I don’t care...

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Abuse of Faith: Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News Release Part 1 of Extensive Investigation Into Southern Baptist Sexual Abuse Committed by 330 Church Leaders and Leaving Over 700 Victims Since 1998

Abuse of Faith
20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms
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First of three parts
Thirty-five years later, Debbie Vasquez’s voice trembled as she described her trauma to a group of Southern Baptist leaders.

She was 14, she said, when she was first molested by her pastor in Sanger, a tiny prairie town an hour north of Dallas. It was the first of many assaults that Vasquez said destroyed her teenage years and, at 18, left her pregnant by the Southern Baptist pastor, a married man more than a dozen years older.
In June 2008, she paid her way to Indianapolis, where she and others asked leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention and its 47,000 churches to track sexual predators and take action against congregations that harbored or concealed a...

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Christian Comedian Rickey Smiley Discharged from the Hospital After Mysterious Medical Issue, Says ‘Jesus is My Doctor’

After a three-day stint in the hospital, Christian comedian Rickey Smiley revealed Thursday morning that he has been discharged and is at home resting.

Sporting a bandage on his right hand in a Facebook Live broadcast from his home, the nationally syndicated radio host who said he was medicated with morphine, thanked his fans for their prayers.
“I’ve been discharged from the hospital. I’m at home. I just ate a big bowl of soup and I’m good. Thank you everybody for their prayers,” Smiley said.
He explained that he was getting ready to get some rest but also took time to thank staff at the undisclosed hospital where he was treated and promised to send them a gift from Edible Arrangements.
“I’m happy, I’m safe. I feel better. I hope you all having a blessed day,” he said.
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Pat Boone Asks for Prayers This Christmas as Wife’s Health Declines

Music icon and outspoken Christian Pat Boone is asking for prayers as his wife’s health declines.

Author, TV Host and minister Shawn Bolz shared Boone’s urgent prayer request in a recent article on Charisma News.
“We are rallying prayer for Shirley who was sent home by doctors two months ago for possible hospice. She has lived an amazing life with Pat and her children, grandchildren, and friends but she has unfulfilled promise that she and all of us believe she has an opportunity to see,” Bolz said in his statement. He reported that all of her organs including her lungs are “working 100%” and Shirley is taking “tons” of anti-inflammation medicine.
“I asked Pat if I could send out a cry for prayer on his behalf and he said: Please do! We are expecting miracles…that Jesus be glorif...

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WATCH: In New Instagram Video, Diddy Says He’s Blessed That His Kids Are Doing OK and Thanks the World for Prayers After Sudden Death of Ex-Girlfriend Kim Porter

Diddy took to Instagram to express how thankful he is that his kids are smiling and doing ok after the sudden passing of their mother, his ex-girlfriend Kim Porter. Diddy says he’s blessed that his kids are doing ok and he thanks the world for prayers.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Source: Black Christian News

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White House Hosts 100 Evangelical Leaders for Prayer-filled State Dinner

About 100 evangelical leaders were invited to dinner at the White House Monday night for what was a prayer-filled event that’s been compared to a church camp meeting and a campaign rally.

Dubbed a “state dinner” for evangelical leaders, the event was held specifically in the “honor of evangelical leadership.” The dinner was attended by dozens of evangelical pastors, evangelists and activists who’ve been involved in informally advising the administration including well-known figures like Franklin Graham, James Dobson, and Greg Laurie.
The dinner was also attended by Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of Homeland Security Ben Carson, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Alex Azar and Ambassador at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback...

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Prayers for Parenting

Enjoy this article that contains realistic and transparent prayers for parenting.
Dear Lord,
Help me not to overwhelm my children with unrealistic expectations.
Remind me discipline is for their good—and to always administer it in love—not in anger or pure emotion.
Keep me from dumping my adult problems on them, while helping me be transparent enough for them to learn from my mistakes.
Help me to remember my children’s current age—and respond to them accordingly.
Grant me teachable moments and prompt me to use them to impart uncompromising truth into their lives.
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Source: Church Leaders
Source: Black Christian News

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Bethel Church, Victims of Wildfire in California Say ‘God’s Got Us’

Northern California is presently besieged by a giant wildfire, complete with “firenados,” a blaze that is being counted as among the 10 worst fires in California’s history.

The Carr fire, which began in Shasta county near Redding last week, has consumed more than 103,000 acres of land and has continued to grow as the land is tinderbox dry. Reports indicate that residents have never seen anything like this and are describing the scene as “apocalyptic.”
At least 723 homes have been destroyed, six people have reportedly died and others remain missing.
The home of Redding residents Judah and Krystal Gowan was completely burned to the ground, and they were caught off guard by the fire’s rapid movement.
On Thursday, they spoke to the fire crew in their neighborhood near Keswick dam, and were tol...

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