In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures"...

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 11) Mrs. Eddy says, "Prayer cannot change the unalterable Truth, nor can prayer alone give us an understanding of Truth; but prayer, coupled with a fervent habitual desire to know and do the will of God, will bring us into all Truth." As I have sought to express those desires, to make them active, my prayers have always been answered, and healings have taken place.

No matter how tenacious mortal mind claims to be, it can be proved powerless, if the desire to be healed is wisely, actively, and understandingly expressed in the demonstration of God's power and omnipotence. Over three years ago, when I was still in high school, I had a growth on one of my feet, supposed to have come from swimming in the high school pool. With the help of a practitioner and after a few months of struggling with the error, months in which many false mortal opinions were discarded, the growth fell from the foot. During these months I had not been permitted to go into the pool, and when the growth was gone I was told that the time I had lost at this work did not have to be made up. This proved to me even to a higher degree that my desire and prayer had already been fulfilled before I realized it.

December 16, 1933

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