Ray Schroeder, pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Grand Island, said his solution and the solution for his parishioners is the same for this situation as for many other stresses now and in ages past.
"The first thing we do is pray," Schroeder
said."We lift up personal needs regularly at Sunday worship and we make sure people know the church is open for prayer throughout the week."
Throughout Grand Island
, churches are taking similar approaches to meeting the needs of their parishioners that have arisen since the United States' military conflict with Iraq began.Prayer is often stressed, including prayer for those overseas and their loved ones.
Beyond that, however, there are a few things here and there that are being done to both get the churches involved in the world around them and focus parishioners on the world after this one.
agreed, saying in the end, it's not in our hands, but the hands of our creator.
"The Bible teaches us that we don't pray, the spirit prays for us," Schroeder
said."That's good because we need all the help we can get."
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