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Gratitude for Church heals

From the October 2020 issue of The Christian Science Journal


I have always loved to sing. I’m not a soloist, but I love singing in groups and at church. And I especially love sitting at the piano and playing and singing by myself—for God. It’s not a performance; for me it’s a form of prayer, recognizing the beauty of divine Soul expressed in a melody or the spiritual truth underlying the words to a hymn or sacred solo. 

But for over a year I couldn’t sing normally. The mechanics of my voice just didn’t seem to be working. At first, I couldn’t speak with complete freedom either.

I prayed about this constantly. In my daily prayers for Church, my main prayer was an affirmation that the voice of God could not be silenced. Mary Baker Eddy writes, “The church is the mouthpiece of Christian Science. . .” (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 247), and so I felt my prayer was really in support of all aspects of Church, and it embraced my work for the church organization. 

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