Newspaper Prayers: Wednesday, September 20th

Headlines from the New York Times for Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mexico Earthquake, Hurricane Maria, and the United Nations

Praying people can choose one of the many headlines from current news stories. All of them are highly important. Please take time to be informed and please join me in asking for God’s grace and mercy to be effective in our world. Continue reading “Newspaper Prayers: Wednesday, September 20th”

Newspaper Prayers: Tuesday, September 19th

Headlines from the New York Times for Tuesday, September 19, 2017

With a Picked Lock and a Threatened Indictment, Mueller’s Inquiry Sets a Tone

Paul J. Manafort was in bed early one morning in July when federal agents bearing a search warrant picked the lock on his front door and raided his Virginia home. They took binders stuffed with documents and copied his computer files, looking for evidence that Mr. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, set up secret offshore bank accounts. They even photographed the expensive suits in his closet. Continue reading “Newspaper Prayers: Tuesday, September 19th”

Newspaper Prayers: Monday, September 18th

Headlines from the New York Times for Monday, September 18, 2017

Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers

Note: this is a long, informative article. I have included a few excerpts from the article.

At a time when the United States is in the grip of an opioid epidemic, many insurers are limiting access to pain medications that carry a lower risk of addiction or dependence, even as they provide comparatively easy access to generic opioid medications. Continue reading “Newspaper Prayers: Monday, September 18th”

Newspaper Prayers: Friday, September 15th

Headlines from the New York Times for Friday, September 15, 2017

Trump’s Support for Law to Protect ‘Dreamers’ Lifts Its Chances

An unexpected meeting of the minds between President Trump and Democratic leaders on Thursday made real a possible deal in Congress to pair enhanced border security with legislation to protect young, undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children. Continue reading “Newspaper Prayers: Friday, September 15th”

Newspaper Prayers: Thursday, September 14th

Headlines from the New York Times for Thursday, September 14, 2017

Pelosi and Schumer Say They Have Deal With Trump to Replace DACA

Democratic leaders on Wednesday night declared that they had a deal with President Trump to quickly extend protections for young undocumented immigrants and to finalize a border security package that does not include the president’s proposed wall.

The Democrats, Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi, said in a joint statement that they had a “very productive” dinner meeting with the president at the White House that focused on the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. “We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides,” they said. Continue reading “Newspaper Prayers: Thursday, September 14th”

Newspaper Prayers: Wednesday September 13th

Headlines from the New York Times for Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Battered Southeast Grapples With Irma’s Aftermath

Stressed and exhausted families across the Southeast were assessing the damage from Hurricane Irma on Tuesday, even as flooding from the storm continued to plague some areas, like Jacksonville, and the worst of its wallop was being revealed in others, like the Florida Keys.

Officials in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina tried to prepare residents for the hardships of recovery from the storm. Almost 4.4 million Florida homes and businesses remained without power on Tuesday evening, according to state officials, and there were widespread electricity problems in other states as well. At least 56 people have died as a result of the storm, including at least 13 in Florida, according to The Associated Press. Continue reading “Newspaper Prayers: Wednesday September 13th”

Newspaper Prayers: Tuesday, September 12th

Headlines from the New York Times for Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Harvey, Irma, Jose … and Noah (Editorial by David Brooks)

Is there anything we can learn from hurricanes, storms and floods?

People have been asking that question for thousands of years, and telling stories that try to make sense of natural disasters. These flood myths are remarkably similar to one another.

A researcher named John D. Morris collected more than 200 of them, from ancient China, India, Native American cultures and beyond. He calculates that in 88 percent of the tales there is a favored family. In 70 percent, they survive the flood in a boat. In 67 percent, the animals are also saved in the boat. In 66 percent, the flood is due to the wickedness of man, and in 57 percent the boat comes to rest on a mountain top. Continue reading “Newspaper Prayers: Tuesday, September 12th”