How much can we pray for other people without their request and without interfering with their thought? A1 Mary Baker Eddy addressed the issue this way: "As a rule, one has no more right to enter the mind of a person, stir, upset, and adjust his thoughts without his knowledge or consent, than one has to enter a house, unlock the desk, displace the furniture, and suit one's self in the arrangement and management of another man's property" (Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p. 283 ).
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