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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.

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. 

Events in Ferguson, Missouri, have made headlines around the world.  Prayer can help us deal with those headlines and open up the way for compassion, brotherly love, and peace.

The rise of anti-Semitism in the US, Europe, and elsewhere—as the battle between Israel and Hamas intensifies—bears watching. It’s also worth noting that bias against every race and culture always deserves our prayers for peace. The thoughts and experiences outlined in these articles can help bring about more love and less prejudice in our world.

The Sentinel staff keeps prayerful watch. From the widening conflict in Iraq to the continuing struggle between Israel and Hamas, prayer affirming the presence of the one divine Mind who “unifies men and nations . . . constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars …” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 340) is needed.