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A quick healing in the night

From the November 2016 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Recently, I woke up with a start in the middle of the night. My throat was suddenly sore. I thought, “How did this happen?” But before I let this line of questioning go too far, I turned to prayer, which I knew from past experience to be an effective way to heal challenges big and small. I didn’t get up and open any books. I just turned to prayer right there in my thought. 

When I listened to The Mother Church’s live online broadcast of a Wednesday testimony service not too long ago, I heard a testifier describe having turned to prayer in the middle of the night when feeling sick, and being healed quickly. I thought to myself, I can turn to God now, too, and I can experience the same good results in my thought and in my experience—right here in the dark!

I remember affirming that God is Truth, and that I reflect only what is truthful, good, and harmonious because we are the spiritual image and likeness of God. I also acknowledged that God was good, and because God was good, I could truly know only that which is good and pure. I mentally refuted the notion that I could be made sore or unhealthy.

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