Getting the Ear of Patients

God always answers righteous prayer. In fact, the Bible assures us that the answer is always present, even before the prayer is offered. It represents God as saying, "Before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear." Isa. 65:24;

Despite this assurance, people sometimes feel that the answers to their prayers are slow in coming. Perhaps they may doubt that God hears them, or wonder if their requests are refused because they are contrary to His will or because they are themselves unworthy of divine help. In fact, delay is sometimes due only to their lack of receptivity—they may be speaking to God without listening for the answer that He gave even before they asked.

Christian Science shows that there is more to prayer than asking God for blessings. The one who prays needs to be receptive. He needs to have an attitude of listening, through which he accepts into consciousness the revelation of God's nature as divine Principle and the perfection of His universe including man. He needs to have a deep desire for God's will to be done, expressed in humble willingness to abandon false material concepts and to adopt instead the true spiritual ideas that always come from God, divine Mind, when the hungry heart reaches out to Him for comfort and healing.

Attaining a Higher Humanhood
March 13, 1971

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.