Newspaper Prayers: Tuesday, December 12th

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

Several Women Repeat Accusations of Sexual Misconduct by Trump

Several women who came forward during the 2016 campaign to accuse Donald J. Trump of sexual misconduct renewed their allegations publicly on Monday, betting that recently aggressive attitudes against harassment will give their stories new life and demanding that Congress investigate the president’s actions.

The women said that they were frustrated that their stories about what they described as Mr. Trump’s actions did not have a greater effect on his campaign. But they also expressed hope that they would be taken more seriously after a torrent of similar accusations had toppled the careers of powerful men in the news media, business and politics.

“Now it’s just like, ‘All right let’s try Round 2, the environment is different, let’s try again,’” Samantha Holvey, a former contestant in the Miss USA pageant, said Monday morning on the NBC program “Megyn Kelly Today.” She repeated her charge that Mr. Trump ogled her and other women in the pageant’s hair and makeup room.

Ms. Holvey was joined by Jessica Leeds, who has said Mr. Trump groped and kissed her during a flight in the 1970s, and Rachel Crooks, who has accused Mr. Trump of repeatedly kissing her outside her office in Trump Tower. Lisa Boyne, a fourth accuser, joined the women at a news conference hosted by Brave New Films, a documentary film company.

Readings from Proverbs for Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Like a parent who destroys a black widow spider before her child is harmed, God hates the things that destroy life. The seven hated behaviors listed below are not mere moralizing. They are poisons that will steal, kill and destroy life. God hates them, because he knows they will ruin our lives.

Proverbs 6.16-19 – There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that hurry to run to evil, a lying witness who testifies falsely, and one who sows discord in a family.

Prayers for Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Dear God, please give us the wisdom to turn away from the things you deem harmful for life.

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