Posts Tagged ‘prayer’

YouTube Cracks Down on Prayer: Videos Removed if People ‘Pray’ for Covid Healing in Place of Medical Treatment

Google-owned YouTube has wandered into a whole new territory of censorial practice in its attempt to limit the content that contradicts the global public health community’s guidance about COVID-19. Now, not only could going against the infallible findings of the almighty World Health Organization result in a removed video but if you deign to encourage your […]

600 Sunni clerics and Friday prayer leaders write to Leader; urge people to participate

600 Sunni clerics and Friday prayer leaders write to Leader; urge people to participate – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN — A group of Friday prayer leaders, scholars and Sunni clerics in Iran have published a letter addressed to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei announcing their readiness to participate enthusiastically in the Friday elections. They […]

The Foundation Of Prayer In The Christian Life

Prayer is a foundational part of life as a Christian — if there were pillars upon which one’s faith rested, then certainly prayer would be one of those pillars. Without that pillar the faith comes crashing down. That said, we certainly do not intend to disparage anyone’s faith if they do not pray — rather, […]

Saudi Arabia defends move to reduce volume of call to prayer loudspeakers

Saudi Arabia’s government has defended its new restrictions on the volume of loudspeakers at mosques after a public backlash. In a major change last week, Saudi Arabia’s Islamic affairs ministry announced that mosque loudspeakers can only be used at up to a third of their maximum volume. It also said the use of these loudspeakers […]

Hundreds gather at historic Tulsa church’s prayer wall

“You can kill the people but you cannot kill the voice of the blood.” Although the church was nearly destroyed in the massacre, parishioners continued to meet in the basement, and it was rebuilt several years later, becoming a symbol of the resilience of Tulsa’s Black community. The building was added to the National Register […]

Judge Sides with Atheist Group, Strikes Down Pre-Court Prayer as Unconstitutional

(Christian Headlines) — A Texas judge’s practice of opening his court sessions in chaplain-led prayer violates the U.S. Constitution’s prohibition on government establishment of religion, a federal district court ruled Friday. Judge Wayne Mack, a justice of the peace in Montgomery County, Texas, created a chaplaincy program in 2014 allowing volunteer chaplains to “assist the […]

Ultraviolet Light Reveals Secret Keepers of Anne Boleyn’s Prayer Book

The controversial and tragic death of Anne Boleyn in 1536 AD is brought back to mind this week, 485 years since she was beheaded. Now, a master’s researcher from an English university has revealed a secret list of names who protected Anne Boleyn’s Prayer Book after she died. Anne Boleyn was Henry VIII’s second wife, […]

Convinced he’s dead, a young man asks a rabbi to recite mourner’s prayer for him

The film “The Forbidden Wish” begins with a young man entering an American synagogue the day before Yom Kippur. He encounters the rabbi, who is rehearsing his Kol Nidre sermon for the eve of the Day of Atonement. The young man asks the rabbi to recite the Kaddish, the Jewish mourner’s prayer. The rabbi assumes […]

A Palestinian prayer for Ramadan

COVID-19 cases in Palestine, especially in Gaza, reached record highs this month largely due to the arrival of a highly contagious coronavirus variant first identified in the UK. Gaza has always been vulnerable to pandemics. Under a hermetic blockade since 2006, the densely populated Strip lacks basic services like clean water, electricity, or equipped hospitals. […]

Pope Francis Announces ‘MARATHON MONTH’ Of Global Prayer Asking To Worship Mary To End The Pandemic

Pope Francis has announced a ‘marathon’ month of prayer throughout May with the aim of ending the Covid-19 pandemic, month will involve 30 Marian shrines, which are dedicated to the Virgin Mary, across the globe which will encourage worshippers to pray. Catholics will tell you that they 1). do not worship Mary, and 2). that they […]

A Prayer from a Science Fundamentalist in Kerala

Oh God of Science and ReasonProtect us from these activistsWe are only performing our missionary roleTo promote scientific thinking Even if the entire world bans EndosulfanOur bishops and priests of science have said that it is necessaryEven if the whole world goes back on nuclear energyOur bishops and priests of science have said that it […]

Mercer U. Theology Prof’s Prayer: ‘Dear God, Please Help Me to Hate White People’

Mercer University theology professor Chanequa Walker-Barnes wrote a prayer in which she asks God to help her “hate white people,” specifically, “the nice ones,” such as “the Fox News-loving, Trump-supporting voters” who “don’t see color.” She published the “Prayer of a Weary Black Woman” in the book A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal. […]

Jewish Community Marks Loss of Prince Philip, Beginning with Prayer

(JNS) As the United Kingdom honored Prince Philip, who died on April 9 at the age 99, with a gun salute, flags at half-staff and the many who paid tribute outside of Buckingham Palace, Sabbath prayers for the longest-serving royal consort were a bit different in synagogues across England. For decades, the blessings recited for […]

Target Sells Prayer Book: “Dear God, Please Help Me to Hate White People”

I could probably publish 10 articles a day detailing the latest in anti-White insanity, but I honestly do not have the time or inclination to do so. I think by now the Renegade Tribune audience can recognize the hypocrisy of “anti-racists” who hate White people for being White and understand the genocidal agenda at play […]

Conservative Jews consider whether to make Zoom prayer permanent

On the first weekend of the coronavirus lockdowns in New York City in March 2020, Rabbi Rachel Ain decided that her Conservative synagogue would conduct Shabbat services online over Zoom, the videoconferencing platform then still largely confined to the business world but soon to become a household word. Doing so technically violated a 2001 decision […]

Jewish prayer for dew helps mourn Boulder shooting

The day was cold, but not too cold — typical March weather for the Rocky Mountains. I was heading to Boulder to pick up one of our daughters from the University of Colorado. COVID had canceled their regular spring break, but she needed some time away from campus, so off I went. Her twin sister […]

Prayer Clearly Drawn Out To Give Worship Team Time To Leave The Stage

COLUMBUS, OH—Local churchgoers are questioning the authenticity of a closing prayer given after the morning service at Relevant Escalation City Spirit-Burn Community Church. According to some witnesses, the prayer was clearly drawn out to give the worship team ample time to exit the stage. “Oh, Father God, we just, just, praise you right now oh Father […]

Right Wing Round-Up: A Prayer for the President

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Arab Nurse Recites ‘Shema Yisrael’ Prayer for Jewish Patient Before He Dies of COVID-19

HaEmek Medical Center, Afula, Israel. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The Arab head nurse at the COVID-19 unit of Ha’emek Medical Center in Afula, Israel, recited the Hebrew “Shema Yisrael” prayer for a Jewish patient before he died of coronavirus, Israel Hayom reported Friday. Ibrahim Maher treated coronavirus patient Shlomo Galster, a Hasidic resident of northern Israel, […]

Cholent, pizza and prayer cards: Haredi community targeted in vaccination drive

Israel’s world-leading vaccination campaign, which has been beefed up lately by incentivizing inoculations with free food and setting up mobile immunization units in forests, has in recent days focused efforts on the country’s ultra-Orthodox community. On Tuesday, the Magen David Adom emergency service sent mobile vaccination units to inoculate students in yeshivas around the country. […]

‘Black Robe’ Pastor Wore Oath Keepers T-Shirt at Trump ‘Prayer Rally’ in December: ‘We Are the Government of America’

Religious-right author and pundit Eric Metaxas hosted Virginia pastor Bill Cook on his radio show last Friday, where Cook said that all legitimate governments are based in “the lordship of Jesus Christ” and that Christians are “called to govern.” Cook met Metaxas at a pro-Trump “prayer rally” on the National Mall organized by Jericho March […]

Biden pushes faith as a unifier at National Prayer Breakfast

President Joe Biden on Thursday pushed faith as the prescription for the “dark, dark times” he said the nation is suffering through amid an ongoing pandemic and the accompanying economic fallout. “Now, I have attended many of these prayer breakfasts over the years with a nation at war and struggle and strife, a nation of […]

Voice of the Martyrs Releases 2021 Global Prayer Guide

(Mission Network News) – The Church should support and lift its members up before God, but how do you pray for people that you have never met? The Voice of Martyrs, USA (VOM USA) offers insights into the lives and needs of Christians around the world through their 2021 Global Prayer Guide. Todd Nettleton with […]

A Prayer for President Biden and America

US President Joe Biden delivers his speech after he was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, US, January 20, 2021. REUTERS/Jim Bourg Incoming presidents are always faced with challenges; no one enters the White House on a free ride. Ever-present threats […]

A Prayer of Outrage and Hope for our Country After the Siege of our Capital

A president who refuses to accept defeat, Who continues to insist that facts are on his side, Who asks his followers to overturn the results of a free democratic election, Who calls for insurrection and violence Is a stain on the sacred office. A leader who downplays the severity of a deadly virus Who encourages […]

Rep. Who Ended Prayer With ‘a Woman’ Says it Was Pun to Recognize Record Number of Women in Congress

WASHINGTON — The Democratic congressman and former United Methodist minister who ended his prayer opening the 117th Congress with “amen and a woman” says that he was only making a pun to recognize the record number of women serving in the legislative body. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, who led St. James United Methodist Church in […]

Rabbi: I never felt as strongly about prayer for government as I did today

 I remember many years ago feeling ambivalent about the prayer for the government recited in synagogues every Shabbat morning. Were we sanctifying the policies of an administration? What of political leaders who would use religious language in pursuit of their particular agendas? I wondered: Isn’t God bigger than that? My feelings have changed as I’ve […]

Dem Congressman Ends Prayer With “Amen and Awoman”

On January 3, Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) ended the opening prayer in the House of Representatives with the words “amen and awoman,” causing social media to erupt. Cleaver, who is a pastor, called for “peace” in his prayer and concluded by saying, “We ask it in the name of the monotheistic God, Brahma, and ‘God’ […]

United Methodist ‘Pastor’ Opens 117th Congress With Prayer Ending in ‘Amen and a Woman’

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> WASHINGTON — A Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives who also leads St. James United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Missouri opened the 117th Congress with a prayer on Sunday that ended with citing the Hindu and Buddhist god Brahma and the […]

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver Concludes Opening Prayer for 117th Congress: ‘Amen and Awomen’

A Democrat member of Congress concluded his opening prayer for the 117th Congress with the phrase “Amen and Awomen” on Sunday. The opening prayer was led by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, also a pastor at St. James United Methodist Church of Kansas City, Missouri. Cleaver prayed to “The God known by many names and faith,” before […]

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