With the presidential election just weeks away and the candidate debates consuming the focus of much of our country, how do we prayerfully support our nation and the office of the president? Mary Baker Eddy’s words in “Prayer for Country and Church” might provide some direction:
"Pray for the prosperity of our country, and for her victory under arms; that justice, mercy, and peace continue to characterize her government, and that they shall rule all nations. Pray that the divine presence may still guide and bless our chief magistrate, those associated with his executive trust, and our national judiciary; give to our congress wisdom, and uphold our nation with the right arm of His righteousness (Christian Science versus Pantheism 14:11-18)."
In 1943, Elizabeth Earl Jones shared a wonderful testimony of healing support given to the president [Hoover]. Her article, “The ‘great white throne,’” available in text and audio format, can be found on JSH-Online. In the Elizabeth Earl Jones Biographical Sketch, further detail is shared about the prayerful treatment given:
"My sister and I shut ourselves in our room and worked during the four hours that the President was in our State. We did nothing but work. While we were working we both seemed to feel overwhelmed with the most terrific sense of load and burden. It was almost crushing in its cruel weight. We could hardly sit up we felt so crushed by the weight. But we worked on until we felt it lift. We handled hate, hypnotism, criticism, propaganda, confusion of human opinions, human influences, prejudices, etc. It lifted as we worked, until we could feel the burden was upon God’s shoulders, as was the government also."
If you would be interested in reading additional selected articles on God’s government, we invite you to view the below articles.
The Biblos Team
“God’s Elect,” by Julia Johnston
“It is time for all people to know that the government of the nations rests upon the shoulder of the ever present Christ. This knowing will lift the burden of responsibility from the anxious thoughts of public men and leave it where it belongs.” (The Christian Science Journal, July 1933)
“The Might of God’s Spiritual Government,” by Ivimy Gwalter
“In times of national elections and mid the din and confusion of troubled world thought, may Christian Scientists everywhere rise on wings of prayer to prove ‘the might of omnipotence and the movements of God's spiritual government, encompassing all things.’” (The Christian Science Journal, October 1968)
“True Democracy,” by Albert Gilmore
“When through prophetic vision Isaiah foretold the coming of the Christ, one of the activities in which the divine presence would be manifested was government. ‘And the government shall be upon his shoulder’ were the exact words of the prophet. That is, the Christ, Truth, would direct and govern the nations righteously when the people themselves desired a just form of government, when there was willing submission to divine law.” (Christian Science Sentinel, August 23, 1941)
“Government by Truth,” by William McKenzie
“But when truth governs, the compelling power is within; there is understanding and enlightenment so that the actions of those who obey are harmonious and not conflicting. It is like traveler after traveler finding the right way, or stately ships moving safely amid dangers into their desired haven.” (The Christian Science Journal, February 1919)
“Government,” by Duncan Sinclair
“The government of self must precede and accompany all other government. This self-government consists in bringing every thought and desire into harmony with the will of God.” (The Christian Science Journal, February 1913)