Prayer can solve world problems

Problems between nations often stem from a history of injustice and retaliation. These in turn generate hatred, fear, or distrust, continuing to perpetuate themselves in what appears to be a vicious circle of action and reaction. Is there no way out?

We can take encouragement from this biblical assurance: "For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations." Isa. 61:11; It is possible for crises in world affairs to be dispelled and even averted when the truths of Christian Science are prayerfully recognized and held to—when it is realized that God's law of harmony is governing every action and function of the universe He created. Understanding prayer can help bring forward just, peaceful solutions. Intelligent thoughts emanating from God, infinite Mind, are always available to people everywhere.

Beliefs of ignorance, fear, hatred, are darkened states of thought—whether in an individual, a nation, or a world. They are aggressive suggestions of a counterfeit mind—a supposed opposite of divine Mind—termed, in Christian Science, mortal mind. Having no intelligence, these suggestions are without power to extend themselves and without authority to obstruct truth in human consciousness. As misconceptions of present, spiritual fact, they can be immediately replaced by the spiritual fact itself.

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November 5, 1979

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