In some notes on a Sunday school lesson, published in...


In some notes on a Sunday school lesson, published in the Herald recently, a writer dealt with the subject of prayer, giving special attention to the Lord's Prayer. In speaking of the directness of this prayer, he said: "If any one cares to read a prayer that utterly lacks this quality, let him turn to Mrs. Eddy's travesty of the Lord's Prayer." What the writer terms a "travesty" is the Lord's Prayer itself, with its spiritual meaning, which is set forth by Mrs. Eddy with becoming reverence, directness, and simplicity. There is one redeeming feature in this criticism, however, in that the critic advises your readers to turn to this prayer, which, with its spiritual interpretation, is to be found on pages 16 and 17 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. It is quite safe to leave the fair-minded, unbiased thinker to his own conclusions in this connection. The practical value of the Lord's Prayer is best seen in the healing which is effected through making use of this prayer, interpreted in its spiritual sense.

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Spirit is Substance
July 4, 1925

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