A practitioner's duty: personal advice or prayer?

Individuals are constantly confronted with decisions—some big, some small. And when there are important issues involved, it's understandable that people may often want advice from others on how to proceed.

Sometimes people have the mistaken notion that a Christian Science practitioner's function is essentially that of a counselor or adviser. Consequently a practitioner might find that he occasionally receives calls from individuals who perhaps are seeking personal guidance on whether it's the right time to get married, on specific steps to take in a business transaction, on the appropriateness of selling a certain stock, or even on whether to visit a relative next weekend!

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