Something which praying regularly with others in SL has given me is a broader scope for my prayers. When you pray with others from around the world, issues which might once have seemed remote suddenly seem much nearer and more relevant. With the whole world to pray for, there is certainly plenty to bring before God each day.
It is not necessary to look further than the newspapers or international news broadcasts to know that the world is not a very secure place. Tension in North Korea has been high on our list of concerns. Famine and war is affecting many countries in Africa. Refugees are beginning to cross the Mediterranean again on inadequate boats and people are losing their lives. Elections are being held in various parts of the world. Wisdom is needed for world leaders as they deal with the complexity of domestic and foreign policy. Fires have been burning in Florida while lack of rain is affecting the UK. Although some girls from Chibok have been released by Boko Haram, there are others to pray for. Natural and man-made disasters lurk around the corner for many of the world’s population; fear is their daily lot. Continue reading