No matter how stubborn an ailment seems to be, we can overcome any trial and win the victory when we rely on prayer based on the scientific, spiritual truth of being and hold firmly to Truth.
For two years I had suffered from malaria, and I also coughed a lot and was feeling generally unwell. When it came to eating, I was unable to swallow and could drink only fruit juice and eat one piece of bread at a time. I was praying, but as the disease appeared to linger and persist, I called a Christian Science practitioner for help, asking him to support me through prayer.
I had decided not to quit my position as hymn-singing leader in my branch Church of Christ, Scientist. And as we were getting closer to the Christian Science lecture season in my area, I also decided not to miss a single one of those.
After I heard the second lecture, which had “Scientific prayer heals” as a theme, the idea came to read jointly and thoroughly from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, in addition to reading passages from those books in the weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson that I studied every day. And so, I started to read the New Testament, beginning with Matthew’s Gospel, and as for Science and Health, I decided to read the whole book.
In less than a month after I started this special study and became deeply inspired spiritually, the ailments, which seemed to be so overwhelming and brought pain in their wake, simply vanished. It’s been five years since I was healed, and these ailments have never come back.
For this healing, and for so many others I have received through an understanding and practice of Christian Science, I thank our Father-Mother God for His infinite care, and Christ Jesus, our Master, who showed us how to live our unity with God daily. I’m also very grateful to the practitioner for his loving and prayerful support.