Learning to Pray Aright

Christian Science brings the knowledge which enables us to pray aright, and to pray aright means to have prayer answered. Every Christian Scientist is working to gain this knowledge, and is thereby coming into man's true inheritance of wisdom and power as a child of God. Many thoughtful persons are asking why the Christian Science church is growing so rapidly and why its adherents are so loyal and enthusiastic. The answer is found in the testimony given by Christian Scientists the world over, that they have learned how to pray aright, and that their prayers have been answered, so that they now approach the throne of grace with confidence and boldness. The people are echoing the words of the psalmist: "O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou has healed me." "This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles."

In personal relations, in business, in every condition and experience, Christian Scientists have seen the salvation of God. The answers to prayer are actual demonstrations here and now of healing and regeneration, of prosperity, peace, and power. And this is the secret of the progress of Christian Science. Who would not be loyal and enthusiastic when he has come know that God is really "a very present help in trouble"? True religion is based on faith in God, who will help men if they turn to Him aright. Jesus taught that God is our Father, and that if we pray to Him aright, we may ask what we will and it shall be given unto us. He also taught that if we have faith in God, we shall be endowed with the power of divine Truth to remove mountains, to work righteousness, to heal the sick, to do even greater works than Jesus himself did. He taught that the world is thus to be saved.

November 29, 1913

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