Please, God—thank you, God

They are wise parents who teach their children at an early age the importance of including in their conversation the words "please" and "thank you." They know that these courteous expressions harmonize giving and receiving and promote goodwill and mutual respect.

Don't the desire expressed by the word "please" and the gratitude conveyed by the words "thank you" have just as natural a place in our communion with God?

God being all-wise and all-loving, we need never hesitate to take our deepest desires to Him in prayer. In fact Mrs. Eddy tells us in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health, "Desire is prayer; and no loss can occur from trusting God with our desires, that they may be moulded and exalted before they take form in words and in deeds."Science and Health, p. 1;

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Perfect you—perfect everybody
October 9, 1978

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