prayer

  • Muslim prayers end peacefully at Jerusalem mosque

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque ended peacefully on Friday amid two weeks of unrest over security devices at the major holy site in Jerusalem, Israeli police said, but violence flared in the West Bank, where a Palestinian was killed after he attacked soldiers and another died...
  • Church minister excuses sexual abuse with ‘helping women get rid of demons’!

    A church minister raped and sexually abused seven vulnerable women to “rid them of evil spirits”, a court heard. John Wilson, 70, allegedly told one victim: “Queens need to be dethroned, God has made me a king so I am allowed to do this” before raping her. On another...
  • Christian man prays with Jerusalem Muslims as religious tensions flare

    Nidal Aboud, a Christian, holds a Bible and prays beside Muslims in Jerusalem, where there recently have been clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians. Jerusalem (CNN)Nidal Aboud stood out as one among many. As the men around him bowed, he made the sign of the cross. As they chanted...
  • School District Bans Prayer at Graduation Ceremonies After Atheist Group Files Complaint!

    An Indiana school district has agreed to stop allowing prayers at graduation ceremonies in response to a complaint leveled by a Wisconsin-based atheist group. Elkhart Community Schools received letters of complaint last month from the Freedom From Religion Foundation regarding the practice of prayers at the Roosevelt STEAM Academy...
  • Family Thanks Jesus as Infant Healed of Rare Disease

    When doctors told the family of 7-month-old Denniya Rawls that she would finally be released from the hospital after spending more than 100 days there, one of them shouted, “Thank you, Jesus!” Medical staff at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital in Ohio also celebrated the release of the baby who...
  • Will prayer improve your athletic performance?

    A leading magazine recently made a claim that’s not often found on the secular newstand: that prayer can improve athletic performance. “When believers pray, something happens in their brains that actually makes them better athletes,” Brandon Sneed wrote for the July edition of Outside magazine. While Sneed cited Ryan...
  • Court: North Carolina commissioners’ prayer practice violated Constitution

    RICHMOND, Va. – Elected officials in North Carolina violated the Constitution by opening meetings with Christian prayers and inviting audience members to join, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a closely watched case likely headed for the U.S. Supreme Court. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld...
  • Hospital Reportedly Blocks Pastor From Praying Over Charlie Gard

    The Great Ormond Street Hospital reportedly blocked a U.S. pastor from praying over Charlie Gard Sunday, sparking further outrage over the hospital’s handling of Gard’s case. Reverend Patrick Mahoney was initially barred from entering Gard’s room despite coming on invitation from Gard’s parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, according to...
  • Video: 8 year old child prays with police officers

    A little bit of kindness goes a long way. In a heartfelt moment that has gone viral, an 8-year-old Texas girl prayed for police officers at a San Antonio restaurant earlier this week. Paige Vazquez said she always prays for people so it wasn’t out of the ordinary for her to pray for...