Prayer and Supply

On page 1 of our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy writes, "Desire is prayer; and no loss can occur from trusting God with our desires, that they may be moulded and exalted before they take form in words and in deeds."

How often mortals not only fail to govern their desires in accordance with the requisites of true prayer, but actually darken their thought by entertaining material desires for that which is the opposite of Spirit, God!

The average mortal, if he were honestly to take stock of his thinking, would find that much of his time is spent in coveting matter in some form—money, bodily ease, luxuries, physical pleasure, et cetera. What wonder that such material desires—the counterfeit and opposite of true prayer—fail so miserably to bring about harmonious results! Referring to this tendency of the human mind to seek the material rather than the spiritual, James declared, "Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts."

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November 20, 1937

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