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Eye on the World

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.

Eye on the world: Freedom from addiction

A prayerful response to the “opiate epidemic” recognizes the true nature of man and the real substance of life, a recognition that frees individuals from addiction.

Wildfires are a concern in many different communities across the globe. A prayerful response recognizes that God governs and precludes destruction of any kind in His creation.

Prayer that acknowledges that God’s creation is spiritual and intact supports progress in protecting the environment.

Eye on the world: Securing the Olympics

As athletes, coaches, officials, and spectators gather in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics, which begin this Friday, our prayers can support harmony and safety at the Games.

Eye on the world: Stabilizing South Sudan

Our prayers are needed, in order to see that people of all nations are cared for by God, divine Love, and “the government shall be upon his shoulder:” (Isaiah 9:6).

Eye on the world: Loving our neighbor

Recent events in the United States involving police shootings are shining a spotlight on the need for good neighbors—people who are connected, respectful, compassionate, and loving.

Eye on the world: Responding to terrorism

Humanity’s embrace of the victims of Islamic State expresses the all-encompassing love that defies hatred.

Eye on the world: Embracing the displaced

The Bible teaches us to love each other. As those fleeing war-torn parts of the world settle elsewhere, bringing diversity to a community, the same love needs to embrace all.

Eye on the world: Preserving childlike innocence

Mary Baker Eddy defines children as “the spiritual thoughts and representatives of Life, Truth, and Love” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures p. 582). The innocence of children is worthy of our prayers to thwart child exploitation.

Eye on the world: Feeding humanity

“Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?” (Psalms 78:19). We see evidence of God’s unlimited supply meeting the human need as famine is being eradicated.