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From the June 1917 issue of The Christian Science Journal

How often we hear the remark made, sometimes half heartedly, then again with a certain pathetic yearning in the tone. "Oh, if I just had the understanding that some people have, or if I could talk as well as some people do, I would not mind giving a testimony at a Wednesday evening service, and how glad I would be to give this healing truth to those in need of it!" Let us stop a moment and analyze this desire, for if it be a true one it is prayer, according to the teaching of our dear Leader (see Science and Health, p.