[Following is substantially the text of the program of the above title released for broadcast the week end of May 15-17 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 Publications, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston 15, Massachusetts.]

RADIO PROGRAM No. 296 - The Prayer of Spiritual Understanding Heals

Speaker: Today more and more recognition is being given to the healing power of prayer. People want to know how to pray more effectively, how to rely on God alone for help. The experience you are about to hear is a clear-cut example of the power of effective prayer. A young woman seriously injured in an automobile accident and given only a few hours to live had a remarkable recovery through prayer. She's Mrs. Adele Ranck, of Fort Ord, California.

Now I believe this happened a few years back, Mrs. Ranck?

Mrs. Ranck: It happened while I was in college. One evening I was riding in a car when another car smashed into us with terrific force, and I was thrown out. I was unconscious, and they took me to an emergency hospital and called my parents. They told them I had very severe injuries, including a basal fracture of the skull, both optic nerves had been severed, and I had about two hours to live. Immediately my parents called a Christian Science practitioner (I'd been brought up in Christian Science) and the three of them came down to the hospital. My parents were told there was nothing the doctors could do for me. The doctors repeated their statement that I had only a few hours to live.

Of Good Report
May 23, 1959

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