Prayer in Christian Science

On page 39 of "No and Yes" by Mary Baker Eddy are the following words: "True prayer is not asking God for love; it is learning to love, and to include all mankind in one affection. Prayer is the utilization of the love wherewith He loves us. Prayer begets an awakened desire to be and do good."

Emerson, in his essay on self-reliance, speaks of "the prayer of the farmer kneeling in his field to weed it, the prayer of the rower kneeling with the stroke of his oar."

In Christian Science one turns to God in prayer for divine inspiration, divine guidance, and spiritual strength. In order to express the divine Being, Mind, Love, Principle, Spirit, Soul, Truth, Life, in his daily life, in times of trouble or of peaceful progress, men need to pray constantly. This communion with God enables them to lead a God-governed life, rather than one which is interspersed with periods of passion and human trial.

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