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Prayer service offers support for new mayor and for Trenton

July 5, 2018

[The Trentonian – Trenton, NJ] by L.A. Parker

Respected religious leaders queued in Union Baptist Church yesterday for a pre-inauguration Breakfast and Ecumenical Prayer Service for Mayor-elect Reed Gusciora….

“We are called to humble ourselves and to understand the power of unity and the power of love,” Jenkins said. “It’s time that we come together and bring about real positive change to communities.

Jenkins asked that council members find a blessing of “wisdom and knowledge to lead this city forward together.”…

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Sheriff’s Department Faces Backlash After Sharing Photo of Deputy Praying Before Shift

July 5, 2018

[The Western Journal –  Anthem, AZ] by Kim Davis

It was May 1 when Yucaipa Police Department Deputy Wedge prepared for his shift. He took a knee in front of his vehicle and bowed his head, lips moving silently in prayer.

Somebody from the department observed the scene, snapped a photo, and shared it online. “This morning we caught #YucaipaPD Deputy Wedge in the parking lot of the station,” read the photo’s caption on Twitter….

What was on the deputy’s heart that day? The well-being of his community.

“He politely shared that he was praying for his partners safety and the community,” Yucaipa police said….

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Ann Beals

June 29, 2018

We have just heard that Ann Beals, author and owner of The Bookmark, passed away on June 25th.

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Prayer delivery may change at many North Carolina government meetings after Supreme Court action

June 29, 2018

[Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, North Carolina] by Tim Funk and Michael Gordon

There still will be prayers when Rowan County’s [North Carolina] board of commissioners meet, but they no longer will be led by the commissioners themselves.

That was the word Thursday from the county’s lawyers after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a lower court ruling that found the commissioners’ practice of delivering Christian prayers before their public meetings was unconstitutional.

The lower court ruling covers several states, including the Carolinas.

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Church of England launches World War One prayer service to teach reconciliation with Germany

June 29, 2018

[The Telegraph] By Olivia Rudgard

The Church of England has launched a World War One prayer service to teach reconciliation with Germany.

The new “monologue”, which incorporates songs such as Pack up Your Troubles and Jerusalem, has been launched to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War this November.

It encourages worshippers to experience “reconciliation” with enemies and “commit ourselves afresh to working together for peace”.

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Customers flock to Two Sparrows boutique’s ‘Prayer and Praises Wall’ in St. Augustine

June 25, 2018

[First Coast News – St. Augustine, Florida] by Brooks Baptiste

Two Sparrows is a boutique in the heart of St. Augustine where customers can offer up a prayer on the shop’s “Prayer and Praises Wall.”
…For the past three years, it’s been a place for customers to have a shopping experience like no other. …
…The boutique’s “Prayer and Praises Wall” has attracted more than 3,000 customers, within the past six months. It’s become a place for visitors to offer up a prayer while they’re out and about….
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Christian Science healing: Church can be “a place of light,” say Christian Scientists at their annual meeting

June 6, 2018

[] By George Reed and Kevin Ness

Boston, MA — For many people today, the phrase “sending thoughts and prayers” has become a meaningless cliché. Christian Scientists’ annual meeting on June 4 offered the view that it doesn’t have to be that way.

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