From UKPA:

Floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka have forced 320,000 people to flee their homes and killed at least 11. The Disaster Management Centre said the evacuees are being housed in 759 temporary camps after heavy rains last week forced them to flee. In addition to the 11 deaths, three people are missing.


More than 55 homes have been destroyed by bushfires that have swept through neighbourhoods of the western Australian city of Perth.

Posted by janinsanfran at CAN IT HAPPEN HERE?:

An Afghan prisoner held at the United State's prison camp at Guantanamo died this week after exercising. Awal Gul had been held nearly nine years without a trial. Although no court had ever found that he had committed any crime, he was in the category of prisoner that our government apparently intends to hold forever, without any legal process.


Posted by Lesley at LESLEY'S BLOG:

Dad has been unwell for years, but in particular two years ago he was diagnosed with an aggressive lymphoma. A tumour was removed and we were told that he was too frail for chemotherapy and so it would stay in the blood and reappear perhaps in three months, perhaps in two years, probably in his spine. Since then he has been in and out of hospital, he keeps falling and breaking bones. Most recently he had a hip replacement and he got out of hospital about ten days ago.

Yesterday, my brother phoned to say that mum wasn't coping with dad at home and that was the trigger. I have been in tears on and off since. Today dad was readmitted to hospital with many crushed vertebrae and the suspicion is that the lymphoma is indeed back.

Two things have occurred to me:
1. Dad is going to die fairly soon
2. I love him and I don't want him to die.



From Paul (A.)'s wife Catherine:

Paul in hospital, 4 broken ribs, 1 punctured lung slipping down ice-glazed front steps this am. Other than that, he's fine.


He was able to sit up, feed himself, and then pass out from (we think) dehydration-related low blood pressure. Life is never dull with Paul (A.)!

Catherine (Mrs. Paul (A.)



The Reverend Kevin Pearson was consecrated Bishop of Argyll & The Isles (Scottish Episcopal Church) over the weekend.


Rev. Nancy Wilson was appointed yesterday by President Barack Obama to the White House Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. She is lesbian minister and moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches.

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THE PRAYER LIST – 7TH. FEBRUARY 2011 — 4 Comments

  1. Prayers and hugs for all.

    For the moment, if it’s ok, I’d like to single out Lesley for special hugs; 6 years ago this week I scattered my father’s ashes at his fave fishing hole. For some reason, that day almost stands out MORE in my mind than the day of his actual passing (29 Jan). I remember how difficult his passing was for me. My heart goes out to her.

  2. Prayers ascending, {{{hugs}}} where accepted.

    So happy about the appointment of Rev. Elder Wilson.
    🙂 [And ++KJS too, but secondarily. ;-/]

  3. LOVE the candle website and just lit a candle there. I plan to return to light more candles in the future and also introduce it through the Jesus in Love Blog, perhaps on All Souls Day.

    Nice picture of Nancy! Thanks for linking to my blog, and prayers for all those in need.