Events Calendar May 1, 2008

ThursdayNational Day of Prayer Community Breakfast — 6:30 a.m. Free admission. Baptist Children’s Home, 2200 S. Ave. I, 359-1254.National Day of Prayer Community Prayer Rally — Noon. Front lawn outside Roosevelt County Courthouse.Friends of the Library meeting — Noon, Portales Public Library FridayMelrose High School Spring Concert — 7 p.m. MHS Commons SaturdayRascal’s Rummage Sale, […]

Events Calendar April 30, 2008

TodayCommunity Prayer and Worship Service — 7 p.m. Eve of National Day of Prayer. Central Christian Church of Portales, 1528 S. Main St., 356-6001. ThursdayNational Day of Prayer Community Breakfast — 6:30 a.m. Free admission. Baptist Children’s Home, 2200 S. Ave. I, 359-1254.National Day of Prayer Community Prayer Rally — Noon. Front lawn outside Roosevelt […]

National Day of Prayer events planned

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Many people throughout Portales, Clovis and across the United States will dedicate themselves to one common purpose next week: the power of prayer. For this year’s National Day of Prayer, local groups have organized a variety of events and services beginning Wednesday and Thursday to rally area men, women […]

Religion Calendar April 25

Saturday Prayer Manual Booksigning — 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. “The Believer’s Prayer Manual: A Study on Prayer” by the Rev. Gary D. Mitchell, dean of Wayland Baptist University-Clovis. The Master’s Centre, 810 E. 21st St., Clovis. Information: 762-1924. Sunday High Plains Harvest Crusade with Evangelist Jay Lowder — 7 p.m. nightly through Wednesday at […]

Nation needs prayer now more than ever

By Joan Clayton Prayer is needed now more than ever. We have many evils attacking within and without. America is at a crossroads. National Day of Prayer is Thursday. The theme this year is “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.” May we come together […]

Local pastor, teacher publishes prayer book

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By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico For most of Mara Mitchell Andrews’ 31 years of life, her father Gary has been working on researching and writing a comprehensive, practical study on prayer. Through the years, she watched as her father used a manual typewriter and made copies of his study, first for his doctoral dissertation […]

Nation founded on correct principles

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist It saddens my heart and hurts my spirit whenever I hear God’s word minimized, demeaned, ridiculed or profaned. The Bible is God’s blueprint for mankind. It is the instructor’s manual. A life and a country based on biblical principles enjoy God’s blessings. Jeremiah 36 tells how the Lord had given […]

Prayer changes things, people

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist In a recent study, half of a group of cardiac patients were prayed for and half were not. Those who were prayed for improved remarkably in many ways. I read a story of Saint Peregrine, a young priest in the 14th century, who was scheduled for a leg amputation because […]

Constantly sending out prayers, a way of life

By Joan Clayton: PNT Columnist I believe one of the most important things we can do in life is to pray for others. … “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective” (James 5:16 NIV). I learned this in many years of working with children. The results were astounding. Before I closed my […]

Prayers lifted up locally

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales residents took part in the National Day of Prayer Thursday with several events designed to bring the community’s faithful together for the purpose of prayer. About 50 people gathered at noon around the gazebo at the Roosevelt County Courthouse to pray. Steve Smith, minister of University Baptist Church, […]