One of the prophets of the Old Testament in the Bible was Elisha, and he was a towering example of peacemaker and is relevant for us today. The sixth chapter of II Kings describes how he took part in and witnessed the quick and harmonious end of what looked to be a protracted war between Israel and Syria. It states that the king of Syria made war against Israel and sent his army to pursue their army. Through his prayer Elisha was able to discern their plans and warned the king of Israel at least three times where the Syrians were in order to avoid them.
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When a community is facing a challenge such as homelessness, we may think of a host of possible solution approaches. Examples include reporting on the situation in the media to bring attention and focus to the problem, developing shelters for the homeless, bring in more law enforcement resources to enforce ordinances, and developing organizations that can provide or coordinate resources to help move the homeless into a more productive role in society.
Another approach that became known as the Prayer Warriors proved effective as the Jointly-Maintained Downtown Christian Science Reading Room in Sacramento, California found out over the past couple of years. What began, on a cold October day, as a visit by a group of ladies from a nearby Christian Science Senior residential facility became this healing prayer team.