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WATCH AND PRAY
In her "Miscellaneous Writings" Mary Baker Eddy writes (p. 110): "Beloved children, the world has need of you,—and more as children than as men and women: it needs your innocence, unselfishness, faithful affection, uncontaminated lives. You need also to watch, and pray that you preserve these virtues unstained, and lose them not through contact with the world. What grander ambition is there than to maintain in yourselves what Jesus loved, and to know that your example, more than words, makes morals for mankind!"
In the fifth chapter of Galatians (verses 19, 20, and 21) Paul sets forth the errors which need to be overcome by mortals, and in the following two verses he gives us the result of the spiritualization of thought when he says, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."
A study of the Bible and our Leader's writings reveals how important it is for us to watch and pray and to be obedient to the various admonitions which follow Mrs. Eddy's wise counsel. There is no better way of learning to watch and pray effectively than by daily studying the current Lesson-Sermon as given in the Christian Science Quarterly. These Lesson-Sermons consist of selected citations from the King James Version of the Bible and correlative passages from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. They are prayerfully prepared, and the truths they declare are divinely inspired. Each Lesson contains statements of truth applicable to present-day needs. The time spent, preferably during the early morning hours, in quiet, consecrated study and prayerful contemplation of God's allness before the demands of the day begin to occupy one's thought are very precious moments to Christian Scientists.
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THE GREAT HEART OF INFINITE LOVE
LOUISE HURFORD BROWN
WHAT IS THE ONE THING NEEDFUL?
LESLIE BURN ANDREAE
WATCH AND PRAY
GLADYS L. HAIGIS
WHERE DO WE LOOK FOR SUBSTANCE?
EDNA A. LICHTENFELS
CHURCH EXAMINATIONS AND HOSPITALITY
CECIL JAMES LARSEN
GOOD IS NATURAL
BETTY JANE DRISCOLL
Benjamin Sturgis Pray
AFTER SUNDAY SCHOOL—WHAT?
John Randall Dunn
THE VALUE OF A SENSE OF VALUE
Paul Stark Seeley
Many years ago my great-grand-father...
Ruth Anne Windsor with contributions from Pearl Clark, Flora A. Kelley
When I first heard of Christian Science,...
Winifred Margaret Reinold
One morning, in the spring of...
Phyllis H. Larsen
"Train up a child in the way he...
Robert A. Shaw
I have received so much help...
Christian Science came into my...
I am unspeakably grateful to...
Louise S. Raines
Elizabeth M. Platte
Signs of the Times
with contributions from William T. McElroy, H. G. Davis, Wesley Littlewood, Wallace R. Bryenton