My prayer in Pakistan

Every morning when I wake up, I bless the world in my prayers, including the war zones. My prayer is to divine Principle, God, who is in reality the only commander-in-chief. By this, I don’t mean that God causes wars or wants them, but that His government of good must ultimately prevail, and that we need to trust that truth.

Near my home in Karachi, the ethnic violence has taken such a toll, along with power outages and no water. There are also riots that sometimes lead to a general strike. At times like this, I have to jerk myself from doldrums and rise in the strength of Spirit to realize that there is nothing impossible to God. I have to keep watch and pray, as Jesus informs us, and insist that calm has to prevail. And it does! 

I love this thought from Mary Baker Eddy: “All good that ever was written, taught, or wrought comes from God and human faith in the right. Through divine Love the right government is assimilated, the way pointed out, the process shortened, and the joy of acquiescence consummated” (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 292).

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Safe in combat
November 14, 2011

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