[Following is the text of the program of the above title released for broadcast the week end of June 27–29 in the radio series, "How Christian Science Heals," heard internationally over approximately 800 stations. This is one of the weekly programs produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston 15, Massachusetts.]

RADIO PROGRAM No. 250 - The Healing Effect of Scientific Prayer

Speaker: I'd like to ask you something. Do you believe that healing can come as a result of prayer alone, or does that seem too much to expect? The experience of our guest today, Mrs. Madeline Holmgren, of Evanston, Illinois, illustrates what so many have come to see, and that is, prayer can heal any situation, no matter how serious it may be.

Mrs. Holmgren: Our home was in Dutton, Michigan. I was a young schoolteacher at the time, teaching in Decatur, Michigan. I came home to spend the Christmas holidays, and on New Year's Day I Was taken very ill with typhoid fever. I have no recollection of what took place in the next seven weeks. They told me I was unconscious practically all of the time. Several physicians were in attendance. Finally, after consultation, they said I could not live through the night.

While teaching, I'd been boarding in the home of a doctor and his wife. I'd been surprised to see Christian Science literature in their home, and the doctor's wife had told me of a wonderful healing she had experienced through Christian Science, a healing of severe stomach trouble from which she'd suffered for a long time.

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