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From the September 1948 issue of The Christian Science Journal

A Teacher in a Christian Science Sunday School once asked her class what the word "grace," as used in the Bible, meant to them. One girl slowly and thoughtfully replied, "Grace means the doing of spiritual things easily."

To the teacher this was a beautiful and helpful definition, opening new vistas of perception. Prayer should be natural and enjoyable. For each one of us prayer should be habitual.

The Bible exhorts us to work out our own salvation. In doing this we must learn to go for help directly to God. Through the Word of the Bible and of our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, we discover what He is: Life, Truth, Love, Principle, Mind, Soul, Spirit. We also learn what man is: God's image and likeness, inseparable from Him. And the textbook gives us the following clear definition of prayer (p. 1): "The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God,— a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love."

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