THE NATURE OF CHRISTIAN SCIENCE PRAYER

Obedient to the Master's injunction to preach the gospel, the good news of Truth, and demonstrate it in healing, the Apostle James wrote (5:13–16): "Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. ...The prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him... The effectual fervent pi aver of a righteous man availeth much."

If prayer heals the sick, redeems the sinner, and saves men and women morally, physically, and even financially, it must admittedly be reasonable and practical; and this we understand and declare is the prayer of Christian Science, the prayer that was employed by Christ Jesus and his faithful and professed followers. But some, in fact many, may say: "Yes, prayer perhaps should heal the sick. I believe that, although I do not really understand just how and why prayer becomes effective. I have prayed most earnestly to God. I have asked Him to deliver me from my sickness, but nothing has happened. I am still suffering. Why am I not healed?"

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