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Whether you think of it as asking for guidance or tuning in to a higher power, listening for inspiration or resting in God's love, in essence, it's all the same. Prayer. Humbly reaching out for help and being receptive when God's divine message, the Christ, speaks. The good news: This kind of prayer, whatever name you give it, heals.

Is there more than one way to pray?

From the December 2004 issue of The Christian Science Journal

trust It was early December and my daughters' rehearsals for Christmas programs were in full swing. One night at dinner, my middle daughter looked flushed, and told her father and me that her head hurt and her throat felt sore.