A Christian Scientist friend called to tell me of a problem she was dealing with, but told me not to give a treatment, because a practitioner was praying with her about it. In a situation like this, how can I support my friend? That is, can you explain the difference between supporting prayer and treatment prayer? A1 A simple way of describing the difference between Christian Science treatment and prayer is to say that when someone asks me to pray about something in general, I am concerned with what I know—or can learn from God—about the situation.
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