Divine Love is always at hand to help, says Valerie Minard in her most recent blog. But, she asks, “Why wait until the big problems come up to pray?” Valerie’s blog was first published in MyCentralNewJersey.com on October 11, 2017.
For some, prayer may not play a big part in their life until a life-threatening situation arises. That was certainly borne out recently when hurricanes Harvey and Irma struck the mainland United States. There were millions of prayer requests on Google.
But is prayer just a shot in the dark or a last resort when all else fails? As a Christian Scientist, I’ve come to see prayer as that which opens my eyes to the ever-presence and power of God — not “a God who is presumed on occasion to set aside laws of nature,” but “a God who is infinite Love acting through immutable spiritual law” (Robert Peel, Spiritual Healing in a Scientific Age, Harper & Row, 1987.)
Former Monmouth Beach resident Joanne Ivy Stankievich didn’t hesitate to pray during Hurricane Irma. She was confident that turning to God would bring safety and protection.