Three years ago I learned how important it is to give specific...

Three years ago I learned how important it is to give specific prayerful treatment for any physical ailment. At the beginning of the school year it became apparent that I was hemorrhaging. However, I neglected to devote specific prayer to my health. Occasionally when the physical evidence was particularly alarming I would turn my thought to the concept of man as a child of God. Man is spiritual, never material.

This continued for three months, and the condition persisted. At this point I decided to call a Christian Science practitioner, since I had not healed the situation myself. With her wise help I corrected many false concepts of myself. The belief of punishment for past sins, inharmonious personal and business relationships, and false concepts of woman were all exposed, repudiated, and replaced with spiritual truth.

Although the bleeding continued, much spiritual progress had been made, and I felt sure of a healing. I then continued praying on my own but only in a general way. Finally, one day in February, after reading the Bible Lesson in the Christian Science Quarterly, I decided to face the situation directly and to give myself a treatment as I had learned to do after taking Christian Science class instruction.

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March 20, 1978

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