Prayer and the Future

Prayer is the most powerful force available to men because it unites human thought with the omnipotence of Deity. There are many aspects of prayer, such as adoration, praise, petition, intercession, or thanksgiving. The Christian Scientist does not shun these aspects of prayer, but he goes beyond them. The main purpose of his prayer is to demonstrate divine law as the governing power of the universe and of his particular situation.

The Psalmist glimpsed that scientific prayer demands spiritual discernment when he said (Ps. 119:18), "Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law." Through quiet communion with God the Scientist becomes conscious of the spiritual order of being and lets this harmonious order be established as the law of his life and experience.

Man Possesses Only What God Imparts
April 29, 1961

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