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Prayer proves effective in an emergency

From the July 2023 issue of The Christian Science Journal


It was the morning after Christmas, Boxing Day. I had studied the Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly, which was on the subject of “God.” The whole Lesson brought out the entirely good nature of God, who is Spirit. In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy also describes God as “omnipotence,” “omnipresence,” “omniscience,” and “omni-action” (see p. 587).

One of the Bible Lesson citations was from Romans, where Paul says, “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38, 39). I saw this as Paul saying that nothing can separate us from the goodness of God’s nature.

And then I read this on page 518 in Science and Health: “Love giveth to the least spiritual idea might, immortality, and goodness, which shine through all as the blossom shines through the bud. All the varied expressions of God reflect health, holiness, immortality—infinite Life, Truth, and Love.” I spent some time thinking more about the might of “the least” spiritual idea in God’s creation.

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