About five years ago, while engrossed in conversation with a friend and my husband, I fell over a piece of decorative marble in a public park. A small group of concerned people gathered around me. My first thought was of God and that He is always with me, caring for me. I was grateful to be able to assure everyone that though I had fallen face down, neither my glasses nor any part of my face was injured. A man then pointed out that my leg was badly cut, which I hadn’t noticed. He helped me clean the wound, and I was able to continue with my day.
But the next day, and for the following two months, it was too painful to walk. Relying on prayer for healing has always met my needs, and it didn’t occur to me for one minute that I wouldn’t be healed. I had contact daily with a Christian Science practitioner, who helped me understand that I could never be separated from God for even an instant. During this time, I prayed the prayer of affirmation—affirming my perfection as a child of God. I also prayed one prayer of petition: “Please, God, let me not only walk, but also dance.”
And I had very loving care by a Christian Science nurse, who came twice a week to my home to cleanse and bandage the wound.