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Eye on the World

What’s in the news—and how can you pray about it? Sentinel editors share some top stories, and links to articles that can fuel your prayers.

Eye on the world: Prayer for women’s rights

Despite gains women have made in narrowing the gender gap, global equality is likely to be more than a decade away. And violence against women continues.

Eye on the world: Prayer for a sense of home for all

The United Nations recently announced a campaign to end global statelessness within a decade. With an estimated 10 million stateless individuals around the world, prayer on the concept of “home” is an important support.

Eye on the world: Prayer for government

From the United States’ midterm elections to challenges regarding unified governance in other countries, such as Ukraine and Iraq, prayer to see God’s government in one’s own life as well as in the affairs of nations can have a healing influence. 

Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science, faced discrimination against women in her day. Our prayers for human rights can continue to support everyone’s freedom and progress.

Eye on the world: Healing and progress for all

Many people have prayed for Somalia to rise out of its ashes as a “failed state,” and now there’s some evidence that it is making progress. Also, Nigeria has been declared Ebola free.

A second case of the Ebola virus in the United States has been diagnosed, and many are working to rein in and control the spread of fear as well as the disease.

The first case of the Ebola virus in the United States has been diagnosed, and some fear other nations will also be affected.

As the conflict with ISIS grows more intense, some leaders are suggesting “boots on the ground” and the possibility of a wider war. Prayer for intelligent action and wise leadership is an important support.

Now that a power-sharing agreement has been reached by the two candidates for president, Afghanistan will need to face economic issues, potential government instability, major corruption, and continuing fighting.

As Islamic State (IS) threatens to spread its violent attacks through Iraq and beyond, prayer can alleviate fear and support an intelligent, peaceful solution.