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Cleaver invokes Hindu god, twists meaning of “amen” in prayer to open Congress

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Emanuel Cleaver, a former Methodist minister who represents Kansas City and portions of central Missouri in Congress, offered an unorthodox prayer at the opening session on Sunday. “Eternal God, noiselessly we bow ...

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Missouri Right to Life: Prayers, Presence, Provision

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2020 has indeed been an interesting year. Yet in spite of our new “normal,” our overarching aim at Missouri Right to Life has remained the same: To turn hearts and minds toward ...

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Americans remain thankful despite challenges of 2020

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Family tops the list of things Americans are thankful for this holiday season, according to a new survey from Lifeway Research. More than four in five said they are thankful for their ...

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Why prayer is essential to the success of missions

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Has the church forgotten the importance of prayer to effective missions? It has often been observed that a person’s last words convey great significance. Whether someone is dying or leaving not to ...

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Christian leaders respond to John Piper and Trump

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Christian leaders are reacting to comments that influential pastor and author John Piper recently made about President Trump. “I think it is a drastic mistake to think that the deadly influences of ...

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Dolphins’ rookie Tua Tagovailoa credits God and parents in first NFL game

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Rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa of the Miami Dolphins made his NFL debut against the New York Jets last Sunday. Long after the game was over, reporters caught Tagovailoa sitting at the 15-yard ...

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Healing prayers for Thomas Carpenter

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Thomas Carpenter couldn’t move, couldn’t open his eyes, and he was having trouble figuring out why. Despite the paralysis, he wasn’t panicking. In fact, he felt perfect peace. He decided the prayers ...

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Political conservatives and moderates more likely than liberals to pray

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More than 160 million adult Americans pray each week, according to a new survey by the non-partisan Presidential Prayer team. In the general public, nearly half of all adults claims to pray ...

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International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Churches is Nov. 3

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November 3 will be significant for more than just Election Day. Churches also are encouraged to participate in the International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Churches. To equip Christians for the annual ...

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‘God showing up’ – Youth For Christ replaces loneliness with hope in juvenile detention centers

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“I was totally lost, really hopeless and ashamed of what I was doing with my life. I was in a hopeless spot at a time where I didn’t really care what happened ...

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Washington DC Prayer march called nation to repentance

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Christians across the nation are still talking about what happened Saturday in Washington, D.C.. On the same day that President Trump nominated Amy Coney Barret to the U.S.. Supreme Court, tens of ...

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Prayer echoes through Washington as march and rally fills National Mall

Thousands of Christians from across the nation gathered for prayer and rally at the National Mall in Washington D.C. on Saturday. Estimates put the number at anywhere between 10,000 and 20,000 people. ...

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Kansas City Awakening March to coincide with Franklin Graham march in Washington

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“Join your Christian brothers and sisters to cry out for God to bring a spiritual awakening in our city, nation, and the world!” is the call of Bishop John Birmingham. Birmingham and ...

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Mike Pompeo tells Christians to remain diligent in prayer

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo encourages Christians to focus on their faith and remain diligent in prayer. “We should be mindful of our responsibility, our duty, our obligation and our capacity to ...

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Liberals want Franklin Graham cancelled over convention prayer

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No good deed goes unpunished. Franklin Graham has helped millions of people through Samaritan’s Purse, but an activist group is calling for him to resign after his prayer at the recent Republican ...

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8 Ways to pray as schools reopen

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As the 2019-2020 school year drew to a close no one could have imagined what challenges would be faced then and in the ensuing months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, great ...

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Bipartisan network of Christian groups launches police reform initiative

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A network of more than a dozen Christian groups is launching an initiative to address police reform. The Prayer & Action Justice Initiative — bringing together Black, Hispanic and Asian organizations along with groups ...

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How the sound of religion has changed in the pandemic

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Things sound different in a lockdown. The silence of usually bustling streets, the two-tone whirr of ambulance sirens and the sudden awareness of birdsong, all formed an aural backdrop to the coronavirus ...

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Kansas City Awakening schedules two citywide prayer rallies

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Christians in the Kansas City area are invited to attend two upcoming prayer rallies. The Plaza Pray Rally will be held at 6 p.m. this evening, Aug. 13, at the Mill Creek ...

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Graham calls on Christians to descend on Washington for prayer march

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Franklin Graham is calling for hundreds of thousands of believers and their pastors and churches to join him for “Prayer March 2020” in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 26. “Our nation is in ...

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Inner city pastors seek solutions as murders spike

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Pastors in the inner city continue to pray against violence as the murder toll climbs in Kansas City. Two more people were shot and killed over the July 4 weekend as the ...

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Minneapolis residents see “a spiritual war”

Racial injustice and unrest are a spiritual battle that must be fought with spiritual weapons, according to African-American leaders in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Earlier this month I visited Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, ...

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Death row inmate sues to have chaplain at execution

Charles L. Burton Jr. doesn’t want to be alone when he dies. The death row inmate hopes a federal court will make sure that does not happen. Burton, who was sentenced in 1992 ...

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Learning about race from other voices in Black America

What can we learn about race from other voices? Many generations ago the Jewish King Hezekiah was in the midst of a successful reign when he was threatened with invasion by King ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley criticizes Instagram for censoring videos of Christian worship leader

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Sean Feucht, a Bethel Music worship leader and prayer proponent, has been participating in peaceful prayer gatherings around the country. Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley this week called out Instagram for blocking Feucht’s ...

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