Prayer and, at times, medical marijuana have proved essential for Lindy Boone Michaelis as she cares for her son, who was severely injured in a three-story fall through a skylight a dozen years ago (Today, NBC)
Jamie Coughlin believes in the power of prayer. So much so that he’s built a website called PlusGrace that lets people pledge to pray for others online or donate money electronically to those requesting prayers. (Businessweek)
The point of seeking God is not that he is hard to find. Rather he desires we constantly invest in this relationship and seek to follow Him in every area of life. This requires intentionality and ultimate priority in a disciple's life (EdStetzer.com)
The Prayer Book was a handbook of worship for a people, not for a priesthood, and its job was to replace and improve the ancient collective rites of worship that bound people together in the English Catholic Church (James Wood, The New Yorker)
Voters in Missouri overwhelmingly approved a “right to pray” amendment to the state’s constitution on Tuesday (Aug. 7), despite concerns about the measure’s necessity and legality. (RNS, The Washington Post)
In the past five years, two U.S. circuit courts have split on how to apply Marsh. But the 6th Circuit, which includes the federal district courts in Tennessee, hasn't ruled directly on legislative prayer. (timesfreepress.com)
Joining a move toward nonsectarian prayer, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has asked its chaplains to stop including Jesus in their invocations at official department ceremonies. (News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.)
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