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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.

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. 

Prayer can support needed developments toward peace between Ukraine and Russia.

The Sentinel staff offers prayerful ideas about aid workers in areas affected by the ebola outbreak in parts of Africa facing increased difficulties getting food supplies to areas that are quarantined.

Wars and threats seem to abound from Libya to Ukraine along with ongoing challenges in the Middle East. Earnest prayer that affirms the reality of God’s love for all and of His omnipotent goodness is a good starting point.