Praying Through Hard Times?

Economic fluctuations appear to have a profound effect on nations and individuals. The common view is that we are all subject to these fluctuations, and that consequently, markets and individuals suffer when there is a downturn in economic trends. Are we helpless in the face of these trends? Is our happiness and the prosperity of our families, communities, and nations tied to the vagaries of financial indicators?


“Absolutely not!” says international speaker, Ron Ballard. “I’ve found in my own life that turning to prayer unleashes our divine resources, and puts them into play in our lives.”

Ballard, a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing, will present a talk entitled, Prayer: practical solutions in economic hard times, on Thursday, March 24, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 190 Benedict Ave., Tarrytown, New York.

A Christian Science practitioner and teacher, Ballard will discuss how a deeper understanding of God and our relationship to Him can change our perceptions and reveal resources that may be overlooked. Explore and discover these divine resources for yourself.

Ron Ballard graduated with a degree in political science from Claremont McKenna College in California. He worked as a campaign consultant with clients on both sides of the aisle in Congress and in the White House as well as in several state houses. Soon his interest in politics took a different turn as he began to see the possibilities of prayer-based efforts in moving human thought to more encompassing political solutions. He entered the full-time healing ministry of Christian Science, a field in which he has worked for almost 40 years. As a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, Ballard has spoken in many venues, including hospices, hospitals, health expos, interfaith conferences, domestic and foreign policy organizations, youth organizations and conferences, and college symposiums.

Free child care and handicap access are provided. For more information on the event, call: 914-941-3754.

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