Newspaper Prayers: Monday, October 9th

Headlines from the New York Times for Monday, October 9, 2017

White House Makes Hard-Line Demands for Any ‘Dreamers’ Deal

The White House on Sunday delivered to Congress a long list of hard-line immigration measures that President Trump is demanding in exchange for any deal to protect the young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers, imperiling a fledgling bipartisan push to reach a legislative solution. Continue reading “Newspaper Prayers: Monday, October 9th”

Newspaper Prayers: Friday, October 6th

Headlines from the New York Times for Friday, October 6, 2017

Inside North Korea, and Feeling the Drums of War

(This is a long editorial by Nicholas Kristof, who recently traveled to North Korea. The article will give you excellent information to help your prayers for peace in the area. Some excerpts from the article are below.)

To fly into North Korea on an old Russian aircraft is to step into an alternate universe, one in which “the Supreme Leader” defeats craven American imperialists, in which triplets are taken from parents to be raised by the state, in which nuclear war is imminent but survivable — and in which there is zero sympathy for American detainees like Otto Warmbier. Continue reading “Newspaper Prayers: Friday, October 6th”

Newspaper Prayers: Thursday, October 5th

Headlines from the New York Times for Thursday, October 5, 2017

Tillerson’s News Conference Only Highlights Strains With Trump

Long-simmering tension within President Trump’s national security team spilled into public view on Wednesday as Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson took the extraordinary step of calling a news conference to affirm his support for Mr. Trump, despite what associates describe as his deep frustration with the president and talk of resignation. Continue reading “Newspaper Prayers: Thursday, October 5th”

Newspaper Prayers: Wednesday, October 4th

Headlines from the New York Times for Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Meticulous Planning by Las Vegas Gunman Before He Opened Fire

Before he mowed down concertgoers from a perch high in a hotel tower, Stephen C. Paddock created a ring of surveillance around him, with video cameras in his suite and in the hallway, law enforcement officials said on Tuesday. But investigators were still at a loss to offer a motive for the massacre. Continue reading “Newspaper Prayers: Wednesday, October 4th”

Newspaper Prayers: Tuesday, October 3rd

Headlines from the New York Times for Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Preventing Mass Shootings Like the Vegas Strip Attack

After the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, the impulse of politicians will be to lower flags, offer moments of silence, and lead a national mourning. Yet what we need most of all isn’t mourning, but action to lower the toll of guns in America. Continue reading “Newspaper Prayers: Tuesday, October 3rd”

Newspaper Prayers: Monday, October 2nd

Headlines from the New York Times for Monday, October 2, 2017

There are two headlines today that call us to pray.

Las Vegas Shooting Near Mandalay Bay Casino Kills More Than 50

A gunman firing from a Las Vegas hotel rained a rapid-fire barrage on a huge outdoor concert festival on Sunday night, sending thousands of people fleeing until SWAT units found and killed him. More than 50 victims died, and at least 200 others were wounded, officials said, making it one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history.

Puerto Rico Is Getting a Surge of Aid, Governor Says Continue reading “Newspaper Prayers: Monday, October 2nd”