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Testimonies of Healing

Verification of Healings

The healings we publish are verified by people who can vouch for the testifier or who know of the healing. Examples of Christian healing from individuals and families around the world have been published in the Christian Science periodicals for well over a century.

The most recently-published testimonies are at the top.

What do you do if you’re too embarrassed to tell a practitioner?

Q: What do you do if you have a personal issue for which you need help and would like to contact a Christian Science practitioner for treatment, but you’re too embarrassed to have to tell him or her about it? A:  I am so grateful you have asked this question as it goes to the core of the Christian Science practice. It is important to have confidence that when we reach out to a Christian Science practitioner for treatment, we are turning to the power and love of Christ, Truth—the impersonal Savior—for healing.

Golf injury healed

On Mother’s Day, my husband and I were playing golf after church. Just short of the 11th hole, my husband was pitching onto the green and gave his ball a tremendous hit.

The ‘rivers’ of healing

In recent years I have hesitated to call myself “retired,” while still contemplating the idea of being free of work responsibilities and ties to the world at large. Little did I know that freedom from those ties still gives us plenty of work—in God’s kingdom on earth.

Diagnosis reversed

When I was in the eighth month of pregnancy with my second child, I was diagnosed with a critical, usually fatal, disease. The doctor was very concerned and called in a specialist.

Nothing but love could remain

Over three years ago I began to experience aggressive internal pain every few weeks. Most of the time I would be awakened by this discomfort in the middle of the night.

Gum abscess healed

During a routine visit to the dentist for a teeth cleaning, the hygienist asked me if anything bothered me. I assured her that there was nothing.

Prayer leads to a new home

In a message to The Mother Church in 1896, Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “One thing I have greatly desired, and again earnestly request, namely, that Christian Scientists, here and elsewhere, pray daily for themselves; not verbally, nor on bended knee, but mentally, meekly, and importunately” ( Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p. 127 ).

Healing of heart disease

About two years ago, I noticed irregularities in my heartbeat, followed by symptoms of fatigue and weakness. My oldest son, who is not a Christian Scientist, went searching for medical information online.

Anger dissolved, injuries healed

About three years ago, I was healed of injuries to my hip and shoulder that were caused by a fall on an icy driveway. After the fall, I was unable to move my arm easily or sleep on my right side.

Freedom found from state despotism

When I read daily accounts in the media of the unrest and oppression in countries such as Syria and Egypt, I think about how I, as an individual, can contribute to peace in the world. In the Bible we read: “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” (II Corinthians 3:17, New Revised Standard Version).