Prayer for Miners

I really appreciate the point made in the article “Trapped Miners Impress NASA Team” by the Christian Science Monitor about the “remarkable example of human resilience in the face of potential tragedy”.  And the ways in which humanity unites together in these instances to help one another.

Where does this strength and resilience come from?  Spirit.  It is Spirit (another name for God) that moves us, calms us, cares for us, and gives us new and useful ideas.  God is working in our thought, providing us with ideas, comfort, and these translate into daily supplies.  One of my favorite passages is a beautiful explanation of angels given by Mary Baker Eddy, a spiritual leader and teacher (and the discoverer and founder of the Monitor and Christian Science).

It goes in part like this:

“God gives you His spiritual ideas, and in turn, they give you daily supplies. Never ask for tomorrow: it is enough that divine Love is an ever-present help; and if you wait, never doubting, you will have all you need every moment. What a glorious inheritance is given to us through the understanding of omnipresent Love! More we cannot ask: more we do not want: more we cannot have. This sweet assurance is the “Peace, be still” to all human fears, to suffering of every sort.”  (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 307)

Mind (also another name for God) is being expressed in the activities, usefulness, and spiritual ideas the miners are doing and imparting.  Mind is never separated from It’s creation for a moment.  Each idea (man) is fulfilling it’s task and purpose.  The article points out that valuable work is important to each of us.  We all want to be valued and useful, and we are!  I love how someone has taken on the task of being a spiritual leader.  This small community of people is seeing the importance of God, realizing the presence of God, and of prayer (communing with God) in our lives.  They are obviously feeling a beneficial effect from their prayer, from reaching out to God, or that role wouldn’t be necessary.  Scientific studies are starting to lean more to the effect of our thought and prayer on the body and in our life.  And these people are feeling the effect and love of everyone’s prayer around the world.

There is one point in the article that I specifically want to address.  The article says there could be continued challenges and hardship for these miners and their families after they are rescued because of all they have been through.  But this does not have to be true.  God is divine Love.  And this Love is so beautiful, pure and perfect.  It doesn’t contain any harsh side effects or punishment and certainly doesn’t bestow these on His/Her creation.  The Bible says, “For in him we live, and move, and have our being;” (Acts 17:28).  So these children of God have never been separated from and never are separated from God’s love.  No amount of human theories and hypotheses can change the perfect effects and law of God on our lives.  Spirit and It’s creation can never change from it’s perfect state. We have divine authority to deny anything unlike God, good.  We are all perfect, innocent, and free, and our innocence has never been touched because it is our spiritual state, which is upheld by Spirit, divine Love.

In another beautiful passage, King David writes:

“Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.

If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.” (Psalms 139:8)

So as we continue to support our fellow-man in prayer, let’s know they are safe in God’s love right now and have never been apart from that Love and never will be.  They cannot endure anything unlike that Love.

One thought on “Prayer for Miners

  1. great post!!! i love the ideas here! i too love how they established a ‘spiritual’ leader … and the quote from king david is one of my favs… what a great idea for them… as would psalm 91. 🙂
    Psalm 91

    1He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

    2I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

    3Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

    4He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

    5Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

    6Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

    7A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

    8Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

    9Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

    10There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

    11For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

    12They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

    13Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

    14Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

    15He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

    16With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.


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