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Prayer on the go

From the December 2005 issue of The Christian Science Journal


ONE DAY, I noticed a small growth on the back of my shoulder. Because I'm accustomed to relying on prayer for healing, I began to pray about this situation. However, it seemed that almost overnight, the growth grew very large and quite uncomfortable. I became concerned and realized that I needed to be more diligent in my prayers.

I used to think that I had to have quiet blocks of time in order to pray. But because I care for two little ones, I have very little quiet time during the day. So I decided to approach prayer differently. Rather than waiting until I had a large chunk of time to study, I began to commune with God moment by moment throughout the day. This is not to say that reading and study isn't important. I needed that too. But, I found that when I took brief moments during the day to listen to God, I received the answers I needed.

One day, as I was listening for God's direction, I remembered hearing about a woman who was healed of a growth on her arm. She had examined her thinking and identified some hardness in her thought. When this was revealed and healed, the growth vanished. So I set off to identify all the hardness in my thought. It seemed there was quite a bit! However, once I'd identified it, I wasn't sure what to do. So, again, I turned to God.

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