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From its founding, Christian Science was described not simply as a Church but as a new religious movement. It remains new in heart and spirit. As someone once said, "A movement moves." Articles on the subject of Church and movement appear regularly in this section.

Friendship in the church

From the April 1991 issue of The Christian Science Journal


One approach to prayer that I find helpful is to think of it as "friendship with the great companion. " This view brings a warmth of affection that enables us to feel the presence and power of God.