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Persistent prayer heals growth

From the August 2018 issue of The Christian Science Journal

I want to say how grateful I am for a lifetime of healing experiences in Christian Science. I can’t imagine life without Christian Science. From a small child, whenever I wasn’t well, I would take “the books” (the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy) to my mother and ask her to read them to me. And in the Christian Science Sunday School I was taught how to pray for myself. This has served me well over the years and has brought me an abundance of healing and protection. I have grown spiritually all through my life and still continue to learn spiritual lessons every day. 

Almost two years ago, I noticed a very ugly and large growth on my upper leg. Gratefully, it was painful only when touched, so I put a patch on it to keep my clothes from rubbing against it. Based on other healings I had experienced in my life, I felt confident this growth would be healed, too. In my prayers, I declared it was impossible for me to have or express anything that wasn’t from God, good, and I knew this growth wasn’t from God. I was created in God’s spiritual, perfect image and likeness.

As the days went by, I read many inspiring articles in the Christian Science Sentinel and the Journal,which helped keep my thoughts uplifted to Spirit, God. One editorial I read made the point that Christian Science encourages us “to listen for how divine Love is supplying unlimited spiritual tools of inspiration not only to solve a particular problem, but to awaken in us a new understanding of our spiritual identity and heritage as children of God” (Scott Preller, “To be what’s most needed,” Journal, August 2016). This resonated with me deeply.

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