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"Listening" to the Lord's Prayer, blessing the world

From the May 1999 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Contributing editor Warren Bolon has seen proof of the power of the Lord's Prayer, as have countless others. Here he tells of such an instance—and of the need to "listen" to the prayer's message—in commenting on the book The Lord's Prayer: Bridge to a Better World. A related editorial also appears in this issue.

Sometimes To Read a book is to be taken to an unexpected place. Upon reaching the end of C. G. Weeramantry's sobering look at world conditions, C. G. Weeramantry, The Lord's Prayer: Bridge to a Better World (Liguori, Mo.: Liguori/Triumph, 1998) I recalled a private moment in my prayer life.

It came during a Christian Science Wednesday testimony meeting. How many times before had I prayed the Lord's Prayer as one voice in a congregation or in moments of need? But this time it was different. And all I did differently was to listen.

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