“God’s in His heaven; all’s right with the world.” Edna St. Vincent Millay
God IS in His heaven but all is not right with the world, nor has it ever been really though this is one of the quotes I say to remind myself of God’s power and loving care. Mankind’s sinful nature has driven a wedge between us and our God.
As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one.” Romans 3:10
Daily violence plagues the airways both in the U. S. and in the world: hateful language is the norm of late rather than the exception, racism is rearing its ugly head throughout the U.S., terrorism is rampant throughout the world. Though I was young during the Civil Rights movement, I do remember the violence on TV in the 1960’s: Assassinations, scandal, lawsuits, the Cold War, the Women’s liberation movement, the Vietnam War. Today we have Twitter, Facebook, CNN and other media to blast us with every event of violence that plagues us.
“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
Prayer is the only answer for change in this world. Jesus came to save all people, so we as Christians must pray for healing for our country and world.
Many people complain that they cannot stay focused to remain in prayer for more than a few minutes. I have found a systematic way past that problem with the use of rosary beads and scripture which functions as meditation (listening) with God.