We are praying for hope and healing for church families in the fire areas in California, and for everyone in need of protection in emergency situations around the world.
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Here are some wonderful testimonies of healing in emergency situations.
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
Prayer protects home in area where all other homes were lost in a fire storm.
As a former test pilot, I have had many opportunities to ask my Pastor for divine guidance in difficult situations.
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. Proverbs 3:5,6
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. Joshua 1:9
A contributor explores the power of God’s limitless love to support, sustain, and empower individuals and communities, even in the face of overwhelming and tragic situations. When we heard about the fires being battled in California, we immediately thought of this piece, which originally ran in the Christian Science Monitor.
"The 'still, small voice' of scientific thought reaches over continent and ocean to the globe's remotest bound. The inaudible voice of Truth is, to the human mind, 'as when a lion roareth.' It is heard in the desert and in dark places of fear." Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the
shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1 Continue reading the Psalm 91.
Website visitors share inspiration and examples of praying in emergency situations
"The healing power is Truth and Love, and these do not fail in the greatest emergencies." Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellaneous Writings
- "No matter what the situation is (whether it be a fire, flood, etc.), we are always protected by the love of God. And that is a very comforting thought! In fact, there are signs of God's care everywhere, even in what seem like scary and hopeless situations, such as these fires that we have been having. Firefighters are working day and night, trying to put out these fires, while other people are sheltering those who have been displaced from their homes by the fires - there are also other signs of God's care in these situations. So we should pray that those who are affected by the fires are safe and sound, and that they realize that they are - and always will be - under the protection of God." — Allen
- "As I was turning to God to understand how to better pray during this time of challenging fires I googled "Christian Science prayer for wildfires" and came across an article "Prayers for wildfires" by Jan Keeler, CS in which a key passage from Science and Health (p.228) says, "There is no power apart from God. Omnipotence has all-power, and to acknowledge any other power is to dishonor God." Wow, was I not "acknowledging" another power by being glued to the TV as I watched the destruction? I can say No to another power and Yes to God's governing control. His/Her love for all of us will and does bring us out of any challenge of any kind. "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble". Psalms 46:1" — Sylvia from Simi
- "Dear SoCal Struggling Hearts: "Trials are proofs of God's care" may sound cold and indifferent in this moment. But this statement by Mary Baker Eddy can turn your thought from fear and despair to hope and expectancy of the good only God has prepared for you. Multitudes are standing watch and praying with you, right now. We will continue until your tears are dry. Although we are unseen and unknown, we love you dearly." — Carolyn
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