The perspective of prayer leads to peace

Imagine looking at the earth from high above in space. What do you see? To get oriented, you probably look first for you own country or even a marker indicating the very region you live in. But you've got to be quick, because the regional details get harder to find as you move at 17,500 miles per hour.

Soon you what the Columbia shuttle crew saw as they catapulted into space to perform experiments that might unlock the mysteries of life for the good of humanity. What you would see is the earth so very small and the potential of space and discoveries so very big that a new perspective is inevitable.

For several weeks prior to the Columbia space shuttle disaster on February 1, much of the world focus was on the prospect of war between the United States and Iraq. Through constant news reports people everywhere knew what constituted conditions for war and watched the countdown to war with increasing concern.

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March 3, 2003

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