The Healing Mission of the Church

Usually a new way of life is being sought when an individual comes to Christian Science for healing. There may be a deep desire to understand God and man's inseparable relationship to Him, or the need may be for the healing of disease or of sin. Oftentimes there is a longing in the human heart for release from fear and loneliness. Christian Science opens the door to healing, and it is the mission of the Church of Christ, Scientist, to assist the individual in his search for healing.

One might ask how healings can come about from a church service. One answer is that they come through prayer. Prayer, as understood in Christian Science, is spiritual communion with the Father. It is often affirmation, and it reaches the zenith of demonstration through the recognition of what God has already done for man. Prayer includes knowing that man is spiritual because man reflects and expresses the qualities of the Father-Mother God. Man's inseparable relationship to the Father makes him the constant recipient and expression of all good. The understanding of the ever-presence of all good is man's divine inheritance. Prayer reveals the spiritual fact to the receptive thought.

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