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What is your motive for prayer?

From the November 1982 issue of The Christian Science Journal

When we pray in Christian Science, what are we seeking? Are we looking primarily for physical healing? A solution to a nagging problem? Or, does a deep desire to know God better impel our prayer? Healing or understanding— which is more important? The answer has a significant bearing on the results of our prayer. The incomparable demonstrations of Christ Jesus are our foremost example of what can happen when one prays effectively.