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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: Defanging extremism

The Paris attacks show the importance of prayer to disarm the hatred and malice underlying extremism.

Eye on the world: Prayer about refugees

Growing numbers of refugees who are fleeing war, instability, and lack of opportunity affect nations from Syria to the United States.

Eye on the world: Christ’s healing presence

A review of the news around the world shows areas where tensions are high, but also many efforts to find understanding and peace.  

Eye on the world: Peace for Israel and its neighbors

A growing number of important Israelis are arguing that their country should take the initiative to establish peace with its neighbors.

Eye on the World: For justice and peace in Mexico

The kidnapping of 43 Mexican students--and their murder--by a drug cartel and corrupt officials in Mexico has raised huge protests against lawlessness and injustice.

Eye on the world: Racial and religious harmony

Whether the need is to support efforts to address racial violence in places such as Ferguson, Missouri, in the United States, or to find peace and healing amid religious tensions around the world, prayer is needed to bring healing and open up effective solutions.

Eye on the world: Thanksgiving

 In the United States, Thursday, November 27, will be celebrated as Thanksgiving. The official proclamation creating this holiday, which is often associated with the first European settlers, was made on October 3, 1863, by President Abraham Lincoln, during the Civil War.

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.