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Deliver Me from “the Violent Man”   Leave a comment

This article by Judy Cole was originally published in the August 29, 2022 edition of the Christian Science Sentinel.

With the marked increase in violent acts around the world, many are asking how they can keep themselves and their loved ones from being victims of intentional or random acts of violence. Applying in a practical way the knowledge of our God-given exemption from evil was important in my work as a youth corrections counselor. 

Once, as the advisor of a college student intern, I was observing her interaction with a client in an adjoining room. Suddenly, he pulled a knife and threatened her.  …

In this article Judy explains how she disarmed this man and the situation and how through prayer she witnessed an amazing turn around in this young man. Click here to read, or listen to, the full text of this article.

Safe with God   1 comment

Posted August 21, 2022 by cscanberra in God, Safety, Spiritual Comfort, Wellbeing

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Never Displaced from Good   1 comment

When a problem is so widespread, so seemingly colossal, how does one effectively pray? 

This article about prayer for refugees, by Samuela Orth-Moore, a Christian Science practitioner, was published in the May 16, 2022 Christian Science Sentinel.

According to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, at the end of 2020, 82.4 million people were forcibly displaced either outside their home country as refugees or internally within their nation’s borders (unhcr.org).

This number has become of growing concern right here on my own doorstep. In recent weeks and months, people in Ethiopia, where I am living, are being internally displaced because of an escalating civil war, and some are fleeing to neighboring countries. I have been deeply distressed by the magnitude of this problem and what I have been hearing in the news and in the community around me.

Click here to continue reading this article by Samuela. In it she explains how she prayed about her own experience of displacement and how this helped her to prayer about the larger issues in Ethiopia and the world generally.

Thy Presence Ever Goes with Me   Leave a comment

Wednesday Testimony Meeting readings

This recording is of the readings on the topic: Thy Presence Ever Goes with Me

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I love Thy way of freedom, Lord,
To serve Thee is my choice,
In Thy clear light of Truth I rise
And, listening for Thy voice,
I hear Thy promise old and new,
That bids all fear to cease:
My presence still shall go with thee
And I will give thee peace.

(Hymn 136 from the Christian Science Hymnal – words by Violet Hay)

A Hymn of Comfort   Leave a comment

I look to Thee in every need,
And never look in vain;
I feel Thy touch, eternal Love,
And all is well again:
The thought of Thee is mightier far
Than sin and pain and sorrow are.

Thy calmness bends serene above,
My restlessness to still;
Around me flows Thy quickening life
To nerve my faltering will:
Thy presence fills my solitude;
Thy providence turns all to good.

Embosomed deep in Thy dear love,
Held in Thy law, I stand:
Thy hand in all things I behold,
And all things in Thy hand.
Thou leadest me by unsought ways,
Thou turn’st my mourning into praise.

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Hymn 134 from the Christian Science Hymnal words by Samuel Longfellow.

Feeling Safe   Leave a comment

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My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.

(The Bible – Exodus 33: 14)

Trust   2 comments

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. (The Bible – Isaiah 41: 10)

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Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (The Bible – Proverbs 3: 5, 6)

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Step by step will those who trust Him find that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy p444: 10, quoting The Bible Psalms 46: 1)

Keeping Our Communities Safe   1 comment

A Daily Lift by Ethel A Baker, a Christian Science Practitioner and Teacher

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In this brief podcast Ethel shares her prayers for her community after a school shooting and how as she listened to the inspirations that came she was able to protect the neighbourhood children from potential danger.

Fear Not – for I am with you   2 comments

Wednesday Testimony Meeting readings

This recording is of the readings on the topic: Fear Not – for I am with you.

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Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

(The Bible – Isaiah 41: 10, 13)

Safety in Time of Trouble   1 comment

Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings.

(The Bible – Psalm 61: 1-4)

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