"Daily Prayer"

"All Christian churches have one bond of unity, one nucleus or point of convergence, one prayer,—the Lord's Prayer," writes Mary Baker Eddy on page 22 of "Pulpit and Press." This, then, is the prayer of prayers. The Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, holding it in this esteem, included it in her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and gave to it a spiritual interpretation (pp. 16, 17), that all might the better understand it.

The Lord's Prayer is a daily prayer: witness the petition, "Give us this day our daily bread." And Christ Jesus' enunciation was for all mankind. Besides this prayer, which Christian Scientists employ, in common with all other Christians, Mrs. Eddy gave to Christian Scientists another daily prayer, which it is their duty to pray each day. This is in no conflict with the Lord's Prayer, but supplementary thereto. Obedience to the injunction of praying daily this special prayer and living up to its demands raises thought to clearer apprehension of the healing power of the Lord's Prayer.

"What doth the Lord require?"
February 1, 1930

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