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Spiritual Short

Prayers for our grown-up children

From the April 2017 issue of The Christian Science Journal

When our children grow up, leave home, and move from our immediate care, it can feel as if we lose a connection with them. But we can embrace our adult children in our prayers. Sometimes a specific need of a now grown-up family member may be unknown to parents, but a parent may feel impelled to pray, realizing within his or her own thought the truth of that individual’s well-being in God’s care. At other times, there may be a direct request for prayer. This happened in our family. It illustrated how prayer can keep us connected with one another in Love’s protecting embrace.

One Friday evening we received a phone call from our son, who needed to talk through an issue related to his business. At the end of the call my husband said, “We’ll pray for you.” My son replied, “That’s probably why I’m phoning.”

During the weekend my husband and I listened, in prayer, for the spiritual truths that were needed to meet this challenge. We affirmed that our son was inseparable from God as His spiritual reflection and that he expressed God’s qualities in a distinct way. We held to the spiritual fact that there was no power other than God, and therefore no circumstances, predictions, or mistakes could interfere with or negate the harmonious action of divine Love’s control. 

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