Prayer and voting

Every year millions of people throughout the world are called on to participate in their government by voting. Voting is certainly an important responsibility. It is also an opportunity to bring to bear on human government the divinely derived guidance that comes from inspired prayer. Turning to God directs our thought to the one Mind, whereby we claim the divine intelligence of our true nature and are able to act according to our highest concept of Principle. We learn to avoid being unduly influenced by pollsters or political harangues, and to rely more on divine inspiration, wisdom, and direction.

Does following Mind's direction mean that we pray for our chosen candidate to win or for our will to be done? Of course not. We pray and then act according to our highest concept of right. Christian Science teaches that God is ever active and ever present. When we align our thoughts and acts with His beneficent law, we are able to make wise choices.

Scriptural law
October 25, 1982

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