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Testimonies of Healing

Prayer after a fall

From the August 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal

One afternoon while working with my husband on a condo remodelling project, cleaning out the attic space above the garage, I inadvertently stepped through a floor board and fell about 10 to 12 feet directly onto the concrete floor in the garage.

Immediately, my husband said, “You are all right!” before coming down to me. I knew this was a statement of spiritual truth, confirming the ever-presence of God, divine Love, right at that very moment. I also repeated out loud, from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, “Accidents are unknown to God . . .” (p. 424). There was an initial combination of shock and pain, but I kept praying with that statement from Science and Health until I felt at peace. Within five to ten minutes I was able to get up and walk around. 

However, I began shaking, and the fearful suggestion of possible internal injuries and damage to my body seemed so real to me. I wasn’t able to put pressure on one of my arms. I called a Christian Science practitioner for prayerful treatment and support, and was so grateful that he answered the phone right away. Immediately, it became clear to me that the aggressive suggestion of fear was not my thinking since my thoughts come from God, the only Mind and the source of all good. 

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