[The above is an abbreviated, postproduction text of the program released for broadcast the week of February 3-9 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You." Heard internationally over approximately 1,000 stations, the weekly programs are prepared and produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, 107 Falmouth Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115.]

RADIO PROGRAM NO. 253 - Prayer and the Spiritual Healing Movement, Part II

Questioner: Last week in talking about the revival of interest in spiritual healing, you mentioned that prayer is more than just asking God for something, and you said it requires more than faith.

Speaker: Yes, that's right. All Christians cherish faith very deeply, and they honor the power of a humble petitionary prayer. But more than that is required for systematic results. In Christian Science we find that there are three elements necessary. You remember I mentioned them at the end of the last program: absolute faith, spiritual understanding, and unselfed love.

They are from the first sentence of the first chapter of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy (p. 1): "The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God—a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love."

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