Prayer for restoration in Australia

Beverly Goldsmith, C.S.B.

Responding to the needs of Australians affected by destructive bushfires, this lively chat was attended by people around the world, including many Australians who rose as early as 5 AM to pose their comments or questions. Beverly told them, “Every prayer, every single healing thought which is motivated by your deep love for God and man has the power to bring comfort right now, even to people you don’t know.” She went on to say that “each prayer is like a pebble dropped into a pond. It doesn’t just sink out of sight and have no effect. Even a tiny pebble sends out ripples. In the same way, each prayer sends out ripples of comfort and healing.”

Beverly answers questions on how to pray with those who have lost homes and family, about animals and wildlife affected by the fires, dealing with arson, which is responsible for some of the fires, media reports that exacerbate fear, and vivid images of destruction. She also responds to questions regarding what God’s role was or wasn’t in the disaster, the difference between sympathy vs. compassion, and the need for forgiveness.

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