Our prayers for the economy

Through the years I have not hesitated to pray regularly about my own finances—whether to remove a sense of lack, to gain a better understanding of the reliability of God’s supply, or to entrust judicious charitable giving to the wisdom of God. But it never occurred to me to pray more selflessly about the national or world economy, leaving it instead to the movement of market forces and the policies of governments.

However, when the government of my country, Nigeria, recently announced that the economy had slid into a recession, I felt it was a call for me not only to pray about my own finances specifically, but also about the economy in general. 

As a student of Christian Science, I base my way of thinking and living on the teachings and example of Christ Jesus. So, it was natural for me to turn to the Bible. My study revealed that Jesus refers to the economy several times in his preaching, pointing out that God’s economy, rather than a human economy, governs and sustains individuals and nations. And he indicates that the basis of this divine economy is the truth that God, or Spirit—not matter—is the source of supply.

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Prayer and ‘God’s disposal of events’
February 6, 2017

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