Praying for the World

Discovering Tenderness in our World

 Christmas! What does that mean for each of us in our daily lives? Loving more? Caring more for each other? Perhaps bringing some of that tenderness, quietness and simplicity of the Christmas happening into our world...

 

Gratitude and Meeting Needs

You may feel that gratitude is the last thing you want to hear about at this moment or "how can I be grateful when things are going so wrong?" Here is a Christian Science perspective on the subject. Read more about how gratitude guides us out of a limited, finite sense of supply and into a more expansive awareness of illimitable God, good, inspiring solutions that meet our needs.

Meeting news of sexual harassment through prayer

Lisening to news items flooding the media can seem overwhelming. So much has been on the news lately about sexual harassment - do we just listen passively? How can we use our understanding of God and man and our daily study of the Bible and the Christian Science text book, Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, to establish a higher sense which can result in healing? Read further about the approach a Christian Scientist took...

#metoo

Injustice, harassment, victimisation in any form is no longer an element of our lives which needs to be hidden away and not exposed. But simple exposure is only the starting point for those individuals who have experienced such abuse. Where do we go from here to bring about change and healing....?

Click on the link below to read Jenny Sawyer's thoughts ....

 

'Positive drivers' for peace in our world today

Is peace simply the absence of war? Are people being led by fear? These and other questions can lead us to feel that conflct in the world is inevitable by looking at 'negative drivers' for war. Click on the link below to tune thought into 'positive drivers' for peace opportunities...

Praying about hurricanes

The news is full of reports of threatening extreme weather conditions and the aweful aftermath of such conditions to those who experience them. It can seem difficult to know how to support communities around the world in regions where such disasters are prevalent. Listen to this Daily Lift to find a fresh way of thinking...

'Overcoming hate'

Are you struggling with how to pray in the face of the terrorist attacks in Spain and Finland last week? The article in the Christian Science Perspective in Friday 18 August edition of The Christian Science Monitor provides new insights into 'letting Divine Love lead us forward' to overcome hate.

You can pray about loneliness...

Social media may give us the feeling that today there is greater connection going on between people but that is not always the case. Loneliness is something which can affect us whatever our age. But the truth is we are not alone. Click on the link below to find out how you can make deeper connections in your life...

Inspiration for praying for countries that have been torn by war

For countries torn apart by war, there needs to be reconciliation. Our prayers can help and support this healing process. Read more...

"...just people, linking arms, helping people."

Read this inspiring account of people helping people in July 11 edition of The Christian Science Monitor Daily. Our world is teeming with actions such as this and it's good to remember this when things look dark...

"In hard times, where is God?"

This title may resonate with all those who are praying to find resolution of difficulties in their own lives and in world situations. Click on the link below to listen to the experience of one Christian Scientist who found that God was there, right with her, in the most challenging circumstances and how this changed her whole life.

"Two religions, one God"

Deep division seems to be at the heart of the acts of terrorism which we have witnessed in Britain recently and elsewhere in the world. The Christian Science perspective from the The Christian Science Monitor reverses this concept and talks of "Two religions, one God", a quote from the Quran. Click on Read more to explore the article 'Unity in the face of terror"...

How can we pray for the world?

Does the idea of praying for the world seem daunting and frankly, impossible? It's actually quite simple. As we strive to meet every one of the daily challenges which come to us with love and an embracing sense of peace, we are participating in active, powerful prayer - a prayer which reaffirms Love's healing presence for everyone. Read more of how a Christian Scientist dissolved anger and resentment with the 'softness' of Love...

"...Immanuel, or 'God with us'...

Following last week's tragedy in Manchester, our thoughts and prayers continue to support a healing sense of Love's everpresence. In the text book of Christian Science, its author, Mary Baker Eddy, writes about "...the sign of Immanuel, or 'God with us,' - a divine influence everpresent in human consciousness..." (page x1, Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures)

Click on the link below to listen to a conversation with three Christian Scientists on "A spiritual Response to Terrorism"...

Continuing to pray with Manchester

Maintining a continual sense of Love's presence and healing comfort for those dealing with Monday's events remains uppermost in our thoughts.

Click on the link below to read how one Christian Scientist is using her daily study of the Bible to pray with the people of Manchester...

Praying with Manchester

More sharing from our members on how they are searching for a sense of God's healing love...Click on the link below to read how one Christian Scientist is using her daily study of the Bible to pray with the people of Manchester...

PRAYING FOR MANCHESTER

When there are just 'no words', Love is the only answer -  tangible, real expressions of love and goodness which we have seen in Manchester following Monday's suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena. Our prayers from this church are also deep affirmations of the power of Love to overcome hate in whatever form. Click on the link below to share in our healing prayers ... 

The practical, effective result of prayer in Christian Science...

There are times when we have a very clear focus for our prayers but there are also times when our prayers are needed for situations which we know nothing about. Read how this came about in the experience of Christian Scientists praying for their son's business problem but which turned out to be something entirely different...

Praying for Madeleine McCann and her family

Our prayers are needed in the world no matter how difficult the circumstance or how much time has elapsed. One such situation is the continual search for the missing child, Madeleine McCann, who was abducted in Portugal in May 2007. Next week is the 10th anniversary of her disappearance. Read more about how a Christian Scientist is using his daily study of the Bible and the book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, to gain inspiration for his prayers for the situation.

Thinking about Motherhood

A member shares her thoughts about Motherhood, as she prays for herself, her family, and families - and individuals - around the world.

Praying for World Issues Including the Weather!

A Christian Scientist shares her thoughts about praying when a Hurricane threatened to cause havoc on the other side of the Atlantic.

Praying about mental health

Mental health is a subject today which needs our prayers. A Christian Scientist found herself in a situation in which she felt the urgency to meet this challenge in her own thought as she went about her daily life.

Leading with integrity

"The tossing of ‘brick-bats’ at national leaders and politicians in the media has erupted with increasing intensity over the past months..."

Read how a Christian Scientist realised that she needed to change her thought about this and take a more spiritual approach.

Love reflected in love

A member shares her thoughts on New Year’s resolutions, and loving more. 

Praying for the whales

Everyone, seeing the pictures in the media, of more than 550 pilot whales beached along a 5 kilometre stretch of coastline over 2 days on Farewell Spit in New Zealand, could not help wanting to reach out to help in some way. Prayer in Christian Science is an effective healing means of contributing to the restoration of harmony and natural good. Read more to see how one Christian Scientist met this challenge.

"The government shall be upon His shoulder..."

Christian Scientists, like so many people around the world from all cultures and belief systems, are praying daily to support and defend strong, right thinking and right acting government. Read how one Christian Scientist found a clear foundation for her prayers in the Bible...

"...a deep-settled calm"

"Oh glorious hope! there remaineth a rest for the righteous, a rest in Christ, a peace in Love. The thought of it stills complaint; the heaving surf of life's troubled sea foams itself away, and underneath is a deep-settled calm." Mary Baker Eddy ('Message to the Mother Church for 1902', p. 19)

Isn't this feeling of calm what is needed today?

'The Power in Welcoming Alternate Views'

This title is from Monday 23 January's editorial of The Christian Science Monitor in which it speaks about the importance of nurturing and encouraging different viewpoints and then listening to them. This prevents 'group-think' and allows for a diverse analysis of events and situations to happen in order to arrive at wise and correct decision making.

Going beyond 'post truth'

'Post truth'!  'Fake news'!

These words seem to appear almost every day in the media and can give us a feeling of great uncertainty and anxiety because we don't know where to go to find the truth. But looking at the news from a Christian Science perspective can provide a solid trustworthy basis to pray from...

'We're all in this together..."

Perhaps you caught this title in our Daily Lift section on the Home Page in the right hand corner, last week. Isn't this a great thought, as we face the world challenges of today together as a world community! Putting aside all the things which would divide us, we can perhaps get a different concept of 'church'...

Facing the new year

A new year! We are faced with predictions, sometimes good, sometimes gloomy! Perhaps a new start signifies change, renewal, anticipation, even excitement!

However we personally approach it, the new year, for our world, needs to include peace and stability. Check out this  Daily Lift from Marian English to see how to pray for this...

Gifts to the world

The Christmas week! What a wonderful time of thinking about giving to those we love! But have you ever thought about what you would give to our world as a gift at this special time  if you were given the chance? A great question, isn't it?

The Gift of Healing

What greater gift can we give at Christmas than our prayers?

Prayers for peace, unity, forgiveness, love and hope...

How does healing in Christian Science work?

Have you ever wondered what healing in Christian Science is about or how Christian Scientists use prayer?

"Healing is about giving up our view of a situation for God's view..."  interesting concept? Then read on to find out more...

How can we help to bring healing to world situations

"The real jurisdiction of the world is in MInd, controlling every effect and recognising all causation as vested in Divine Mind."  Science & Health, with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, page 379

People from different faiths and congregations are praying to bring healing and peace to so many issues in our world. How can we as individuals contribute to this healing momentum...

The healing power of Love

"Hold the world in the palm of your hand and love it!" These words were shared by a church member at our Wednesday prayer meeting this week and they certainly hold a message for us as we pray for our world at this time. Read how we can use prayer to bring about peace and healing.

Caring for our home planet

Good news about unprecedented unity among the nations in protecting the environment!