How are you praying about . . . highly charged events?

An occasional column sharing how readers are praying about current needs in the world.

When a storm is brewing in the news, how can we pray in a way that adds to the calming of it, rather than adding to the storm itself? How can we turn to God with a heart that embraces all? We asked three Christian Scientists who live in the United States—in the Atlanta, Georgia, area, which has been in the eye of several such storms recently—how they are praying. We felt their answers would be helpful as we pray about this week’s many globally watched events from Minneapolis in the US, to Moscow, to Myanmar to India.

From Chioma Bishop: 

A small group of us started a world prayer group a while ago that’s been going on for about two years. We concentrate on current events and pray intentionally about them for the world. Sometimes I can feel as though I’m not clear enough to really pray effectively for the world, or maybe I’m not seeing enough good. But then I realize I only have to focus on what I know—on the basic truths and the good I’ve proven in my life. And I begin to get a deeper understanding of God.

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