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Prayer that heals

From the June 2022 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Originally published in French.

Many have found the idea that prayer heals to be a fact. Numerous lives transformed and restored to harmony, reversed diagnoses, and remarkable healings—some of which have been verified and recounted in this very magazine—attest to it. Individuals have glimpsed that there is more to our world and to us than what we perceive as a physical reality.

A recent article on neurology in The Lancet medical journal poses the question, “Is the whole material world nothing more than a dream?” 

Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered Christian Science in the 19th century, took the concept of the mental nature of existence to the next level. She proved abundantly in her life that prayer, based on an understanding of God, heals, and she wrote extensively on this subject. In her book Unity of Good, she wrote: “Is anything real of which the physical senses are cognizant?