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THE PURPOSE OF PRAYER

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.