Safety and travel: How we prayed

In July 2005 my family had planned to go on a trip to Great Britain, and we’d been looking forward to it for months. A few days before we were to leave, however, there was a series of coordinated suicide bomb attacks by terrorists in central London, which targeted civilians using the public transport system, the London Underground. Fifty-two civilians were killed, and over seven hundred were injured in the attacks. Our hearts reached out to embrace our global family, and we were praying deeply for all those involved.

There were tremendous safety concerns from our extended family about our upcoming trip, and we were seriously encouraged to cancel our plans. My husband and I didn’t want to be willful or unwise. We decided that we would pray, since we had always found it natural to pray together when making decisions, and we listened for direction from our Father-Mother God, divine Love.

The Bible assures us of God’s love and protective care. One of my favorite verses is from Psalms: “He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler” (91:4). And there are many examples in the Bible of those who experienced divine Love’s safeguarding, such as Elisha who was able to see God’s all-encircling protection when an army had surrounded his city in an effort to capture him (see II Kings 6:17).

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