Prayer: Is it still relevant?
[captivasanibel.com – Captiva, FL] by June Sieber
We live in troubled times; financial turmoil, war in the Middle East, an immigration crisis.
So how do people of faith approach these issues?
Over l00 years ago, Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, created an international daily newspaper, the Christian Science Monitor.
It was a time of yellow journalism, and she felt the need for a source of news that was factual and balanced. She wanted her Monitor to report news carefully, that looked for solutions to world problems.
Christian Scientists then and today read this newspaper either online or in the print version, to focus on areas most in need of their prayers.
Today most religions urge their followers to pray daily for peace, harmony, brotherhood. The words in the 23rd Psalm are universally recognized as a source of comfort, protection, and assurance of God’s care.
They are especially relevant for people whose jobs require them to travel beyond our borders, as well as people who have relatives in war-torn countries.