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Prayer heals grief

From the November 2021 issue of The Christian Science Journal

I am profoundly grateful to relate a healing of grief that came only five days after my first husband passed. At first, I had felt deeply shocked and confused. Everything seemed upended, and a shadow appeared in my thought that was not there before. 

Supported by family and friends, and the prayers of my devoted Christian Science teacher, I managed to eat, walk, and live through the day. Two Bible verses sustained me immediately when I opened that holy book at random to find comfort. The first was Luke 10:42: “One thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” 

What is “that good part”? I realized it was the Christ, Truth (Christian Science), my faith in God, and my being that was untouched and spiritual, like God. Choosing these, as Mary had, I knew that I would have all I needed.