[The above is an abbreviated, postproduction text of the program released for broadcast the week of October 20-26 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You." Heard internationally over more than 1,000 stations, the weekly programs are prepared and produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 02115.]

RADIO PROGRAM NO. 290 - Helping Children Pray, Part I

Questioner: Prayer is an important part of the family's religious experience, and I suspect that it goes deeper than the familiar slogan, "The family that prays together stays together." What do we mean by prayer? And more particularly, what can prayer mean to a child?
Speaker: To help a child learn to pray, it's certainly essential to make quite clear to him what real prayer actually includes. Of course, prayer is individual, but I'd say it includes turning silently or audibly, but more importantly, wholeheartedly, to God, to the one divine Parent, tenderly spoken of by Christ Jesus as our Father.

It's a spiritual communion with the source of all good, the ever-present infinite Spirit, who is God. It's not so much asking for love and goodness as striving to be loving and good.

For example, one of our daughters used to have quite a bit of difficulty making friends. Evidently she wasn't a good sport.

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October 28, 1967

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