Praying with conviction for peace in the Middle East

"There is every reason to expect peace."

How much hope is there for fulfilling the peace process in the Middle East? When two or more countries have different views of what is right, it is easy to believe they will never come to an agreement. But there's a good reason for not accepting such skepticism. And for people who want to see compromise, support, and improvement in stubborn and difficult situations, prayer is helpful. It enables them to see peace as real and attainable—as a normal condition.

When asked how peace could be restored between the United States and Spain in 1898, Mary Baker Eddy responded in an article called "Other Ways than by War." She wrote, "I will say I can see no other way of settling difficulties between individuals and nations than by means of their wholesome tribunals, equitable laws, and sound, well-kept treaties.

"A bullet in a man's heart never settles the question of his life" (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 277).

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Prayer for peace
July 10, 2000

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