CONTAMINATED WATERS AND PRAYER'S PURIFYING EFFECT

ALTHOUGH THE FLOW OF OIL from the Deepwater Horizon well into the Gulf of Mexico has been stopped, environmental concerns surrounding the spill continue to make the news. For example, even as the oil is being broken down by natural processes, underwater plumes and droplets are reported to be creeping toward the state of Florida, where I live. It can seem daunting to try to maintain the integrity of our water, as it often seems so vulnerable to contamination. And even though water pollution doesn't always occur on a national level, as it has in the Gulf, smaller-scale pollution is still a concern for many.

In my prayers about the issue of pollution, I've thought about a Bible verse that talks about God's abundant resources: "O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches" (Ps. 104:24 ). By bearing witness to this spiritual abundance, the prayers of each one of us can play a powerful role in revealing solutions to the issue of pollution.

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