If you are new to the Prayer Concerns blog, on a regular basis I list the names of celebrities on their birthdays and encourage the readers to pray for these actors, filmmakers, musicians and politicians.
Today is Miley Cyrus' 20th birthday and Nicole Polizzi, better known as Snooki from the TV show Jersey Shore, celebrates her 25th birthday. Please pray for these actresses to resist the temptations that accompany celebrity and for Snooki to be a godly mother for her new child.
Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas turns 68 today. Eszterhas wrote the screenplay for the controversial movie Showgirls. According to Wikipedia, "His book Crossbearer: A Memoir of Faith was published in 2008. It tells the story of his return to the Roman Catholic Church and his newfound devotion to God and family after surviving a throat cancer diagnosed in 2001."
Pray for Eszterhas and other screenwriters to tell stories that will glorify God.
For a longer list of celebrities born today, check out the Orange County Register.
Noncelebrity Prayer Requests:
- This week Hamas supporters celebrated the news of a bus bombing in Tel Aviv, Israel. Please pray for the wounded to heal and for the terrorism supporters to be set free from the power of hate. (Source: Reuters)
- Another Reuters article reports, "More than 40,000 people have been killed in 20 months of conflict between Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces and those fighting for his overthrow, a violence monitoring group said on Friday." Please pray for peace in Syria between the different factions.