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Eye on the World

September 2014

What’s in the news—and how might you pray about it? Sentinel editors share prayerful insights into news stories from around the world, and provide links to related articles on JSH-Online.

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.