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Job seekers, home seekers

From the May 1998 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Those seeking work and security for themselves and their families often feel greatly frustrated. The media sometimes magnify economic problems, reporting that an enormous host of job seekers and home seekers are competing for a limited number of jobs and homes. A limited sense of how our daily needs can be supplied, however, can be replaced by a spiritual understanding of God's unlimited provision of all we need.

How is a spiritual sense of eternal good attained? Through Christianly scientific prayer that brings thought into accord with God's perfect plan for us. The Bible assures us that "the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."James 5:16. Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy speaks about the law of God, Spirit, and the entirely spiritual, perfect nature of man, created in the image and likeness of God, inseparable from limitless good. It shows us that universal perfection is forever sealed in the Biblical record, "And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good."Gen. 1:31.

God, the only creator and provider of all good, has completed His work. There is nothing to add to or detract from God's dynamic creation. The real and only need for us is to align our consciousness with divine Mind—by putting on that Mind "which was also in Christ Jesus"Phil. 2:5. and putting off the so-called carnal mind with its limitations and sins. In this way we can perceive the reality of God and His infinite, ever-available provision for all of His children. To long and strive for righteousness brings us into accord with God's law and therefore is rewarded by our Father-Mother God. Christianly scientific prayer is an acknowledgment of, not a petition for, Love's presence and the boundless availability of genuine good.

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