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From the June 1922 issue of The Christian Science Journal

An eager group of disciples gathered about Jesus on one occasion and asked him to teach them to pray. Was it because their prayer had not always brought the desired answer? What did their prayer lack? Patiently the Master bore with these dull disciples, pointing out to them that in order to pray aright the human concept of God which presupposes Him to be a being who loves and hates, and refuses or grants the petitions of mortals according to variable will, must give place to the spiritual understanding of God as the infinitely good and loving Being who governs harmoniously every idea in His universe.