Praying about terrorism

A collection of articles, comments, and discussions offering prayer and support to those affected by terrorism.

Light shining for prayer watch

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. ... Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day. (Psalms 91)

From The Christian Science Monitor

ISIS in Iraq, and being free from the grip of fear

The prayer of gratitude for the times that God has taken away our fears and helped us contributes to the larger melting of fear worldwide. go

Continuing prayer for Nigerians who were kidnapped

While we can’t hide our children or anyone away from the world and danger, we can pray to utilize the laws of God to protect them. go

From the Christian Science Sentinel

Praying about terrorism in Jesus' way

In an age in which terror alerts and homeland security play an ever-increasing role in everyone’s daily life, it is encouraging how prayer is becoming more widely recognized as a reliable antidote to terrorism. go

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Sentinel Audio Chat

Beyond terrorism to peace

In the coverage of the topic, Christine Driessen presents many hopeful and healing thoughts. She stresses the need to expect that goodness and love are a powerful force for bringing an end to violence because "we're going to see what we expect." go

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FromThe Christian Science Journal

What are we expecting?

Watching the news reports of terrorism and threats of war, we can turn to God in prayer expecting to see evidence of God's goodness. go

TMC interview with the Christian Science Board of Directors

Hid with Christ in God

TMC Youth asked the Christian Science Board of Directors to share their thoughts about healing terrorism on the worldwide scale as well as some times when they’ve personally dealt with terror. go

Words from Mary Baker Eddy

Fear is the weapon in the hands of tyrants. (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 99)

We should master fear, instead of cultivating it. (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 197)

Passions, selfishness, false appetites, hatred, fear, all sensuality, yield to spirituality, and the superabundance of being is on the side of God, good. (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 201)

Persecution is the weakness of tyrants engendered by their fear, and love will cast it out. Continue steadfast in love and good works. Children of light, you are not children of darkness. Let your light shine. Keep in mind the foundations of Christian Science — one God and one Christ. (The First Church of Christ, Scientist and Miscellany, p. 191)