Do you know how to pray unceasingly? Christian Science shows the way


At a political convention some years ago the writer attended a session where the opening prayer was conducted by a Christian Scientist and consisted of silent prayer followed by the audible repetition of the Lord's Prayer. At the close of the prayer, a gentleman seated near by commented to his companion that that was the most sensible prayer he had ever heard. The spoken prayer of another person can never do for us what our own uplifted thoughts can do, because it is only by lifting our thinking to spiritual reality that our lives can be benefited by prayer.

When we understand what is meant by prayer in Christian Science, we can readily see how and why it heals. The first chapter in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, treats this subject thoroughly, and anyone who studies it will realize the importance of true prayer in daily life. Paul said (I Thess,5:17), "Pray without ceasing"; and with the understanding of prayer which Christian Science reveals, this precept becomes practical and of vital importance.

April 9, 1949

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