Mrs. Eddy says in Science and Health (p. 4), "What we most...

Mrs. Eddy says in Science and Health (p. 4), "What we most need is the prayer of fervent desire for growth in grace, expressed in patience, meekness, love, and good deeds." Also, in the chapter entitled "Prayer," Mrs. Eddy points out that prayer doesn't necessarily have to be audible.

I had the desire to have class instruction in Christian Science for two years prior to taking it. I studied the Bible, and Science and Health and other prose works of Mrs. Eddy's, and was led to read portions that were particularly inspiring at the time, not realizing that by doing this I was being prepared for class instruction. Many times I just mentally talked with God, telling Him my desires and praying to know and obey His desire for me—"Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven" (Matt. 6:10). As I prayed, I felt that nothing mattered but class instruction. If necessary, I felt I would even go into debt to take it. But I knew that God would supply. "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need" (Science and Health, p. 494). The desire was not for social standing but for spiritual understanding and spiritual growth. There were so many questions I wanted answered.

June 3, 1972

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