Prayer

Is the “prayer hands” emoji really a “high-five”?

A picture is worth a thousand interpretations.<p>The debate is on over the proper interpretation of the “prayer hands” emoji after ABC 6 in Philadelphia …

Emoji

The Kind of Prayer God Answers

<b>“According to your faith let it be done to you”</b> <b>(Matthew 9:29b NIV).</b><p>There’s only one kind of prayer that God answers: the prayer of faith. Matthew …

Faith

On a Wing and a Prayer - Nigeria's Abuja Airport Expanding?

Guardian, 6 November 2017<p>Stakeholders in the aviation sector have condemned Federal Government's plan to give the Nnamdi Azikiwe International …

Religion

Attacks on prayer prove that the media still don't get religion

If you're a proponent of strict gun control, which I am not, anger over political inaction after mass shootings is entirely understandable.<p>More and …

Keith Olbermann

An Assignment Straight from the King

John Piper says that the mission of the church is “to bring the nations into the white-hot enjoyment of God’s glory.”<p>In the prophet Isaiah’s …

Faith

Watch: Mass prayer in state religious schools

Thanksgiving prayer held this morning for miracles of ingathering of exiles, rain, and a prayer for complete redemption.

Religion

A Writers Prayer #ThrowbackThursday

Browsing through my reader, as I do every morning, I came across this post by Lucy Mitchell, aka. Blonde Write More. (Have you been to her blog? If …

Religion

3 Things you should never say to someone who’s grieving

Stop telling mourners to "just pray" ... there's something more helpful you can do.<p>My ninth-grade teacher once said, “Life is fair, but it’s hard.” I …

Faith

An open letter to people who pester their friends with prayer intentions

Sometimes your request is for something tiny. Sometimes it’s crushingly large.<p>You know who you are. Do you sometimes worry that you’re annoying …

Faith

Attempting to defend ‘thoughts and prayers’

The rapid succession of shooting tragedies has resulted in people realizing that the phrase ‘ sending our thoughts and prayers’ has become so routine …

Pope Francis

Man arrested after cheating woman of S$52,250 in prayer scam

SINGAPORE: A 44-year-old man was arrested on Friday (Oct 6) for his suspected involvement in a prayer scam, the police said in a news release. The …

Magic

Some Thoughts on “Thoughts and Prayers”

Since we’re going through the regular ritual again of offering our thoughts and prayers after another incident of horrific terrorist gun violence in …

Las Vegas

Change Your Definition of Prayer

Have you ever heard the biblical phrase “pray without ceasing”? To many, that sounds daunting and impossible. How could anyone bow their head, kneel, …

Faith

A perfect prayer to pray before using social media

It’s a terrific prayer — useful to offer in many cases besides social media — but I must say that this short and sweet plea seems like something we …

What My Muslim Friends Taught Me About Prayer: Surprising Insights from a Mormon

I’ve spent a lot of time in the Middle East. The Middle East is one of the most fascinating though deeply misunderstood regions of the world. Every …

Faith

Why dressing well can bring tranquillity and a bond with Allah

I started to pray when I was 10 years old. When my parents began to teach me about our faith, there was a list of do’s and don’ts, but never …

United Arab Emirates

How prayer helped through tragedy

Hurricane Harvey victim Darrin LeRoy describes how he and his family found strength through prayer to survive rising flood waters. CNN's Sonia Moghe reports.

Hurricane Harvey

'We're basically just waiting on a prayer': Windsor woman says after flooding

After Tuesday's flooding, April Parè says her family is living on a hope and prayer.<p>Parè lost almost everything in her basement apartment after six …

Canadian News

A Dad’s Gift of Prayer Transformed His Daughter

Growing up in Texas where live oaks thrive, I had no problem visualizing the meaning of the 14th-century proverb, “Great oaks from little acorns …

On the efficacy and necessity of prayer – St. Alphonsus

On the efficacy and necessity of prayer “God, be merciful to me a sinner.” LUKE xviii. 13. IN this day’s gospel we read, that two men, one a Pharisee …

Religion

Are you paying attention? It’s key to the spiritual life

"You are too involved in time and space. That is not preparing you for heaven."<p>For a long time, I had believed and even took pride in the idea that I …

A form of prayer that is proven to help marriages

Some fascinating <b>conclusions:</b><p>Does prayer affect our intimate relationships? Frank Fincham at Florida State University’s Family Institute, along with …

the purpose of prayer

I don’t understand prayer. I don’t understand what it is, or what it’s supposed to do, well, <i>theologically</i>. The traditional understanding of prayer …

M-learning

A prayer for President Trump

If it is about President Donald Trump, even a prayer could not remain non-controversial. A group of conservative Christian pastors prayed for Mr. …

Donald Trump

Why pray when praying doesn’t work?

St. Augustine reminds us that no prayer is useless.<p>We learn as children that praying doesn’t always “work”: we prayed and still failed that math …

I might be just like the scientists who studied prayer, and concluded it doesn’t work

If I were a mouthy disciple listening to Jesus teach the Our Father for the first time, I might have snorted ...<p>It’s come to my attention that there …

Religion

Fast from Food, Not Facebook

Fasting is, by far, the least-appreciated and least-practiced spiritual discipline. There is a curious apathy about a discipline Jesus assumed his …

Faith

Books I Recommend: Prayer

Few things expose our inadequacy more than our anemic prayer lives and for that reason the Christian market is constantly inundated with books on …

Faith

Blog

• Home<br>• Blog<br>• Does Prayer Work?<p>Does Prayer Work?Adam Heather - 13 Jun 2017<p>The answer is easy: yes - of course. But this is also the difficult answer too.<p>If …

Religion

​Premiere: Prayer's ‘Seeing’ is a haze of sci-fi jungle

Swelling pads, a classic junglist breakbeat and cinematic vocals. Three elements that could sound hackneyed in the hands of a producer less skilled …

Blade Runner