Prayer and Praise

WHEN it seems that our light flickers and inspiration wanes; when it seems impossible to pray, yet the heart yearns heavenward, then let us put on "the garment of praise." For is not praise prayer? Are not they inseparable?

The words are closely related, and in several instances Mrs. Eddy uses them conjointly. In "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 331) she writes, "Abiding in Truth, the warmth and sunlight of prayer and praise and understanding will ripen the fruits of Spirit, and goodness will have its spring-tide of freedom and greatness." Again, in "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" (p. 170) she speaks of "sacred silence in blest communion—unity of faith, understanding, prayer, and praise."

Our Leader perceived the true nature and power of prayer, and in the chapter on Prayer in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and elsewhere, she shows how the understanding and application of prayer yield the "signs following"—practical proofs of a true knowledge of God.

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"Mind, the author of all things"
April 18, 1936

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