Pray as you go

Paul counsels us in one of his letters to the Thessalonians, "Pray without ceasing." I Thess. 5:17. Doing this can seem well nigh impossible unless we examine the instruction carefully in the light of the teachings of Christian Science. In the busy schedule many of us set for ourselves in the business of survival, even a small portion of the day is not easily set aside for prayer. How can we obey this great demand to pray without ceasing?

Christian Science teaches us a concept of prayer that makes unceasing prayer possible. Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health, "Self-forgetfulness, purity, and affection are constant prayers." Science and Health, p. 15. Keeping thought aligned with Christ or, as Paul says, "bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ" II Cor. 10:5. is the way. This surely means accepting only good as real, expressing gentleness and charity, feeling a grateful, joyous trust in the loving Father-Mother God. This is prayer. It is effective prayer, which leads to health and harmony in our lives.

Take your Father's hand
November 8, 1982

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