Prayer and ‘God’s disposal of events’

In a country, in a household, in a business, or in any organization, disagreements on important issues can sometimes escalate, with people quickly taking sides and splitting off into opposing camps. And, as you’ve probably seen, emotionally based, quick reactions usually don’t go far toward resolving things.

If we find ourselves in this kind of situation, we have important choices to make. It’s easy just to complain about things, become alienated, and leave it at that. But taking the high road on an issue—a road to resolution—means putting out more effort of the right kind. I have found that my best effort in resolving a difficult issue means taking time to pray.

To me, the most helpful kind of prayer isn’t asking God repeatedly to take my side. No, what we truly need to be interested in is something far different from pushing our own agenda, however right it may seem. Shouldn’t we be engaged in helping to bring light from listening for God’s answers? God is infinite, impartial Love. He is all-knowing divine Mind, who isn’t influenced by a personal, human view of things. He always maintains the harmony and well-being of what He made, the perfection of His spiritual creation. Letting go of preconceptions, and realizing in prayer that divine Mind truly governs all in harmony, we’ll see solutions come to light. Answers will inevitably become apparent that are right and just for everyone.

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February 6, 2017

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