Some time ago, I learned an important lesson about prayer—the importance of being willing to listen to what God is saying and then follow through with putting His guidance into practice.
I was having difficulty walking—there was a lot of swelling and discomfort in one of my legs, making it challenging to accomplish my regular responsibilities as a wife and mother of two active young boys. As I prayed about this situation, I knew that God, good, my loving Parent, knows all—knows that His entire creation expresses Him, and that there is nothing unlike Him within His creation. So there could be no pain or discord of any kind. As God’s child, His likeness, I could express only what He created me to be and do.
I continued to pray, knowing that I was standing on Principle, another name for God, and that this foundation—the stability of divine law—was rock solid, secure. I also realized that mobility was an attribute of Life, God, and therefore I could demonstrate complete freedom of activity. I knew that all these ideas were true, God-based, and that they were healing ideas. But the physical condition persisted.