Can we ask God to send rain to nourish a nation's wheat fields and our own potato patch, but request Him kindly to hold it up until after the school play on Thursday evening or the Christian Science lecture on Saturday morning? Can we pray for divine intervention to reduce atmospheric turbulence at thirty thousand feet above the earth so that our intercontinental flight may be smoother and more comfortable? Anyone who makes such specific, human-event-oriented requests when he prays presumably believes that God, divine Spirit, is aware of and participates in the affairs of mortal man and the material world. He ignores the fact explained by Christian Science that the material, temporary time universe and the true, spiritual, eternal universe are infinitely apart.
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