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Following the example set by the question-and-answer columns in the early Journals, when Mary Baker Eddy was Editor, this column will respond to general queries from Journal readers—such as the one above—with responses from Journal readers. It will not cover questions about how to interpret statements in Mrs. Eddy's writings. There's more information at the end of the column about how to submit questions.


From the September 2005 issue of The Christian Science Journal

QUESTION: The basic elements of prayer in Christian Science seem pretty simple: God is the only power there is, and we can never be separated from His love. Why then do some people pray for long periods of time, and even all night long? A1 At times, it would seem that the object of prayer is to find relief from certain symptoms.