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Prayer for safety from violence
Elise Moore, C.S.B.
How can we be safe in every situation? In this chat, Elise Moore offers thoughts from the Bible and from Mary Baker Eddy's writings that can help you find safety and peace. Elise also tells of an experience when she was threatened with rape and the spiritual ideas that came to her rescue. She speaks about the tools that Christian Science gives everyone so they can make good decisions and distinguish between good qualities of thought such as compassion, hope, faith, love and and evil influences such as hatred, revenge, fear. She emphasizes that it is God's will for us to be safe.
Among the questions asked by site visitors: Should you ever resort to violence if a situation seemed malicious? I wasn't wise in relations with my neighbors--how can I get a fresh start? How can we stay out of the mentality that sees "good guys" and "bad guys"? What can I do when I feel my personal space is being invaded? How can we pray about travel to an unsafe area, especially when others are worried about our safety?