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Are you praying for the world?

- Practice, Practice, Practice

How do we answer this question? If “Yes,” then we are doing our part, and all will benefit from our prayers. But if we answer “No,” then we could benefit from taking up this challenge to pray for the world.

Often a reason for not doing something comes from the suggestion “I have too much on my plate now to take on anything else.” But if we’re thinking about the world at all, we can think rightly—spiritually—about it, and it doesn’t necessarily take a lot of time to do that. The world does need from us periods of time dedicated to quiet prayer and nothing else. But during our day sometimes a moment or two is all it takes to reverse a false belief that comes to thought, and affirm the truth.

One way to start is by knowing that there is only one Mind, because there is only one God. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, makes this statement in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the Scripture, ‘Love thy neighbor as thyself;’ annihilates pagan and Christian idolatry,—whatever is wrong in social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes; equalizes the sexes; annuls the curse on man, and leaves nothing that can sin, suffer, be punished or destroyed”
(p. 340).

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