"Pray without ceasing"

In "No and Yes" Mrs. Eddy asks (pp. 39, 40), "What but silent prayer can meet the demand, 'Pray without ceasing'?" The prayer of pure desire for Godlikeness—and this, of course, includes health—is spiritually inspired, strengthened, and blessed through our study and application of the teachings of Christian Science. Prayer in Science shows us how to "put off the old man with his deeds" and how to "put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness." In pure prayer there is no element of fear, fluctuation, or doubt.

One should cherish even the faintest aspiration after righteousness, for it is a sign that we are beginning to be aware of our unity with God, good. Every pure desire originates in divine Mind, and so-called mortal mind cannot frustrate it. Genuine aspiration is destined to merge into inspiration, and finally into full realization of the spiritual perfection for which we at present seem to be reaching out. Actually, however, it is ours now, for God, Spirit, is perfectly reflected throughout the one spiritual creation. Christ, Truth, unfolds to every obedient watcher the perfection of man's being. Unhalting spiritual progress is assured as we learn always to reflect God, invariable, indivisible good.

March 19, 1938

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