Stress and Prayer

The public is invited to a discussion and audio chat about releasing stress through prayer by Ron Mangelsdorf, C.S.B., on Tuesday, June 30, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Easton,501 S. Washington St. The program can be listened to on spirituality.com at that same hour, and emailed questions are answered as part of the format.

Whether it’s pressure at work, the need for money, or challenges at home, few people are insulated from feeling stressed from time to time. For some of us, stress is a daily burden. In fact, according to the American Psychological Association, 47 percent of Americans say they are troubled by stress. Top reasons cited are money, work, and health concerns.

Does prayer offer a way to approach problems without being stressed? Jesus said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28). In this chat with Ron Mangelsdorf, an experienced practitioner and teacher of Christian Science, you’ll hear spiritual ideas about how one can be set free from stress permanently.

Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Ron Mangelsdorf is a Christian Science practitioner and teacher now residing in Alaska. He received an engineering degree from the University of Illinois and previously worked for three years at The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston.

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