From the website of christianscience.com:
Praying for our world and ourselves
Praying for our world can seem like more than we can take on when we’re facing challenges in our own lives. But as we open our hearts to our neighbors’ needs, we in turn feel the infinite love of God that lifts us all.
Here you can access inspirational content that supports your prayers for yourself and for the world around you.
Below are articles, podcasts and links to help give initial inspiration to prayers for the healing of world conflicts as well as finding daily solutions to our individual lives.
“God with us” all
That we pray about challenges, including war, truly matters.
A powerful story of a war between two nations being halted holds compelling lessons for these times. In this story, from the Bible’s book of Second Kings, we are shown that everyone—both oppressors and oppressed—was surrounded by God’s “horses and chariots of fire” (see 6:8–23). This spiritual revelation, made known by the prophet Elisha, was an assurance of deliverance for all, because he had seen this very means bring deliverance before (see II Kings 2:12).
Read the full article of of how “God with us” all by Jeannie Ferber, from the February 24, 2022 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
A prayer for Ukraine and Russia
In every corner of the world, God’s goodness and love are present to help and heal – “sheltering, guiding, and protecting too,” as this poem conveys.
Our Father-Mother God tells us tenderly,
“I am Spirit, omni-active good, infinitely, eternally
revealing My all-and-ever-goodness
ever with you
– fear not.
I am Love, all-harmonious omnipresence,
panoply of safety, provision, wellness;
I am loving you,
sheltering, guiding, and protecting, too;
sending comfort in angel song,
I am right there with you all along.
I am Mind divine, omniscient omnipotence,
bestowing true freedom and abundance
– fear not.
Read or listen to the full poem, A prayer for Ukraine and Russia by By Suzanne Goewert, from the March 4, 2022 issue of the Christian Science Monitor’ Spiritual Perspective column
A Russian Christian Scientist’s thoughts on Ukraine
I am a Christian Scientist who lives in Russia. I also understand Ukrainian and speak a little. As far as the current situation in Ukraine is concerned, I can say this:
First of all, when we pray according to the teachings of Christian Science, we never start with the situation, problem, disease, and so on, but with God, divine Mind. We pray from the standpoint of divine Mind, Truth, Love, because there is no other Mind or consciousness.
In this divine consciousness it is clear that the great I AM, infinite Mind, cannot be and never was divided into persons, places, things, or situations, which might conflict with each other, hate each other, fight each other. Even humanly, if you look at the earth from space, you will see no boundaries at all. All these are nothing but concoctions of a so-called mortal mind, which would attempt to divide and separate us from the one Mind and from each other.
Read the full article of of how A Russian Christian Scientist’s thoughts on Ukraine by Roman Ermakov, from the April 7, 2014 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
Conflict in Ukraine: The Monitor’s full coverage
For the second time since 2014, Russian troops have moved into Ukrainian territory. This historic conflict raises significant questions about sovereignty, rule of law, identity, trust, and the future of European unity.