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From the March 2006 issue of The Christian Science Journal

TURNING TO GOD FOR HEALING IS NATURAL in Christian Science. But what if our prayers appear to go unanswered? We might ask ourselves, "Just what am I really praying for? Are my prayers focused just for healing? Or do I yearn to understand God better and to demonstrate the spiritual relationship that I have with Him?"

In the preface of Science and Health, Mary Baker Eddy wrote, "In the spirit of Christ's charity,—as one who 'hopeth all things, endureth all things,' and is joyful to bear consolation to the sorrowing and healing to the sick,—she commits these pages to honest seekers for Truth." Science and Health, p.xii. Note that she said: "to honest seekers for Truth"!

Doesn't this passage indicate that those who seek Truth with their whole heart will experience healing and regeneration? To seek Truth is to begin to understand and to demonstrate the nature of God and our true nature as the manifestation of God's being. Christ Jesus spelled out the priority of the prayer that heals when he said, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Matt. 6:33.

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