Tag: prayer

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Prayer works!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Prayer works!

| September 26, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Jesse Dixon is known for these words in this chorus: “I found the answer to prayer, I’ll tell it everywhere…I know, I know, I know what prayer can do!” I once heard someone say that prayer was overrated. After hearing this, I remember wanting to duck and dodge to avoid […]

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Supreme Court reaffirms right to pray to open public meetings

Supreme Court reaffirms right to pray to open public meetings

| May 6, 2014

From our perspective, this has always been something of a “no brainer.” While we understand that the state is not to sanction any one religion, we’ve always understood the Constitution to allow people voluntarily to participate in prayer at any time—and, at the same time, allow people to not participate if they so choose. Same […]

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Pastor to begin second 40 day fast to stop violence

Pastor to begin second 40 day fast to stop violence

| November 18, 2013

On Nov. 16, the Rev. Bill McGill, senior pastor of Imani Baptist Temple is scheduled to begin his second 40-day water-only fast as his personal act of intervention to end the rash of violence in our community.

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Prayer for working parents

| September 15, 2013

Today is the day that the working parents should know that you are appreciated. Working parents in particular struggle to meet the hardest demands of every day living. Raising a responsible well-rounded adult may be the hardest job anyone has to do in life. When we attempt to guide young lives we shape the future.

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Prayer instead of protests for Zimmerman trial: Pastors leading weekly vigil at Sanford Church

| July 10, 2013

Driving up to the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center in Sanford, no one would know a case that garnered international attention was going on. One lone Seminole County resident held a sign in the fenced-off protest zone on Tuesday as the trial of George Zimmerman was taking place inside the courthouse. On Feb. 26, 2012, Zimmerman fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in a gated community in Sanford. Zimmerman is claiming self-defense in the shooting.

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Mixed religious gathering a no-no

| May 20, 2013

By the Rev. Arsben D. Jennings—Mayor Tom Henry: The reason why I didn’t as a Christian come to your prayer meeting is because you invited people to come and pray who don’t believe in God period. Hindus, Muslims, Buddhist, Sikhism, Unitarians, and Universalists do not believe in the God of the Holy Bible and neither do they believe in the existence of Jesus Christ.

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