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Eye on the world: New year, new opportunities for prayer and progress

- Eye on the World


We can head into the new year with a divinely inspired expectation of good and progress.

Ideas on this subject:

From the Bible:

Thou crownest the year with thy goodness.
Psalms 65:11

From the writings of Mary Baker Eddy:

            I
O blessings infinite!
     O glad New Year!
Sweet sign and substance
     Of God’s presence here.

            II
Give us not only angels’ songs,
     But Science vast, to which belongs
The tongue of angels
     And the song of songs.
The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 354 (written extemporaneously on New Year’s Day 1910)

With each returning year, higher joys, holier aims, a purer peace and diviner energy, should freshen the fragrance of being.
Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p. 330

Related articles from The Christian Science Journal and Christian Science Sentinel:

In “The coming year—a marvelous wonder”: “Our lives can say the healing Christ was here and illustrate the regeneration and redemption that accompany the discovery and proof of scientific, spiritual truths…. Ahead spreads the opportunity to discover new-to-us spiritual facts and scientific laws and to follow this newness with the wonder of adoration that the Christ inspires.”

In “ ‘Happy New Year!’ ”: “If in this New Year just one Christian Scientist would so obey that he would do only that which is pleasing in God's sight, think of the mighty power for good which would result! Then let every Christian Scientist to-day consecrate himself anew to this great and holy purpose. What may we not hope this New Year will bring of good to the world with such a resolution fulfilled under the law of God, as revealed in Christian Science? Then, with the understanding of Christian Science, let us all send forth to all the world with our heart's deepest love the greeting, ‘Happy New Year!’ and let our every prayer and consecrated effort be for its perfect demonstration.”

The articles above and others dealing with this subject can be found on JSH-Online.com or on CSMonitor.com.

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