Sunday, September 06, 2009

Heart thread - 09/06/2009 - updated

I ask your prayers for my friend Diane who has been having daily headaches.

Mother Sandra asks prayers:
I just received word that my niece, Hillery, is in distress with her third pregnancy. Please hold Hillery, Joey, her husband and her family in prayer as the medical team tries to bring a healthy resolution to Hillery and her unborn child.

For my fellow worshiper at St Gabe's, Mike, who has had a serious leg infection and saw a specialist a few days ago. May he come to healing that leads to wholeness.

The news you are not getting in US newspapers or cable TV is always fodder for prayer.

Philippines Rescues 957 From Sunken Ferry, Works to Contain Oil
Bloomberg - Cecilia Yap - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sept. 7 (Bloomberg) -- The Philippine coast guard worked to prevent about 250 tons of oil from spilling out of a ferry that sank off the southern island of Mindanao after rescuing all but 11 of the more than 900 people aboard.

I used to commute on the Bay Bridge daily. This is a very big deal to those affected.
Crack in span may delay Bay Bridge opening
San Francisco Chronicle - Rachel Gordon - ‎7 hours ago‎
(09-06) 17:21 PDT OAKLAND -- Inspectors discovered a crack in a crucial component of the east span of the Bay Bridge on Saturday that could jeopardize the planned Tuesday morning reopening of the bridge.
On average, 280000 vehicles travel San Francisco-Oakland Bay ... CNN

China troops enter India, 'mark' territory - ‎24 minutes ago‎
PTI Leh: Chinese troops entered the international border in Ladakh and painted "China” on boulders and rocks in Indian territory, Indian border patrol reportedly found on July 3. Chinese troops entered nearly 1.5 km into Indian territory near Mount Gya ...
China intrudes again, we do it too, says India Hindustan Times

Sri Lanka expels Unicef spokesman - ‎1 hour ago‎
Sri Lanka has announced it is expelling a UN official after he reportedly expressed concerns over the plight of Tamil children during the government's military campaign against Tamil rebels.

Nepal temple reopens
Calcutta Telegraph - ‎4 hours ago‎
Kathmandu, Sept. 6 (PTI): The Pashupatinath Temple reopened today after a two-day gap amid tight security but Nepal's Maoists blocked roads adjoining the 5th-century Hindu shrine and shouted slogans against their government for appointing Indian ...
Pro-China Maoists attacked Indian priests? Times of India
Maoist attack on Hindu priests condemned Express Buzz

Bangladesh, India to review ties during Moni's visit
Zee News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Dhaka: Combating terrorism, Tipaimukh dam issue, sharing of river waters and border management will come up for discussion at a "congenial ambience" during Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni's visit to India from tomorrow.

Settlement freeze / At the outposts, it'll be business as usual
Ha'aretz - Amos Harel - ‎3 hours ago‎
So? Did the Americans know in advance about Israel's intention to authorize 500 more housing units in the West Bank? And how long will the freeze - the temporary limitations on construction - last?
Israel approving new West Bank construction The Associated Press
Barak to authorize 500 housing units in settlements Ynetnews
US says many Arab states have pledged to make gestures to Israel
Ha'aretz - Barak Ravid - ‎3 hours ago‎
United States government officials say that they have succeeded in extracting "pledges" from a number of Arab states to move toward normalization of relations with Israel.

'We tried to kill Carter and Blair'
Jerusalem Post - Khaled Abu Toameh - ‎3 hours ago‎
The leader of an al-Qaida-inspired group in the Gaza Strip revealed on Sunday that his men recently tried to assassinate former US president Jimmy Carter and Quartet Middle East envoy Tony Blair.

Iran's package includes nuclear, economic cooperation: official
Tehran Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
TEHRAN (Dispatches) - Iran is set to present a ""comprehensive"" package of proposals to six world powers on issues like the proliferation of atomic weapons and economic cooperation.

Irán y Venezuela firman diversos acuerdos
Pueblo en linea - ‎hace 1 hora‎
Irán y Venezuela han firmado varios acuerdos en esta capital, según informó el domingo la televisión estatal de la República Islámica. Los dos países firmaron una serie de acuerdos en la capital iraní, Teherán, antes de llevar a cabo la ceremonia de ...

Sarkozy llega a Brasil, con contrato militar en la mira
Univisión - ‎hace 48 minutos‎
PARIS (AP) - El presidente de Francia, Nicolás Sarkozy, llegó el domingo a Brasil con la esperanza de persuadir a funcionarios brasileños para que compren cazas franceses y no los aviones de sus rivales de Estados Unidos y Suecia. ...

Científicos británicos y franceses descubren tres genes del alzheimer
El País (España) - ‎hace 2 horas‎
El combate contra el alzhéimer puede haber entrado en una nueva era después de que dos equipos de científicos europeos -uno liderado por Francia, en el que había españoles, y otro de Reino Unido- identificaran tres nuevos genes relacionados con esta ...

Zimbabwe's neighbors to seek end to sanctions
Reuters - Joe Bavier - ‎2 hours ago‎
KINSHASA (Reuters) - African leaders will step up calls Monday for an end to Western sanctions against Zimbabwe and urge South Africa to plead Harare's cause within the Group of 20 rich and developing nations, officials said.
Backgrounder: Development of African regional bloc SADC Xinhua
SADC to revisit Zimbabwe's power sharing deal ZimEye

Nigeria says amnesty deal a 'huge' success so far
AFP - ‎7 hours ago‎
ABUJA - A "huge" number of militants in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta have accepted an amnesty deal and given up their weapons so far, officials said Sunday.

Presunto autor de la masacre de 18 jóvenes adictos en Juárez, detenido
La Jornada (México) - ‎hace 16 horas‎
En distintas acciones, efectivos del Ejército Mexicano detuvieron a importantes miembros de la estructura operativa de los cárteles del Golfo y de Juárez en los estados de Tamaulipas, Coahuila y Chihuahua. Sin embargo, la Secretaría de la Defensa ...

Gabon. Il Paese sta lentamente scivolando verso un caos ingestibile
LiberoReporter - ‎2 ore fa‎
Nel Paese africano essere al potere significa accedere alle sue ricchezze ed essere ricco vuol dire avere il potere. Un circolo chiuso che Bongo padre aveva ben capito visto che per 40 anni non aveva mai lasciato il governo del Paese ad altri ed era ...

O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us, unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

[Update removed an irrelevant link.]
--the BB

1 comment:

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Prayers ascending!