Constant prayer

Paul admonished the Thessalonians: "Pray without ceasing." I Thess. 5:17. But how can we do this? In Science and Health Mrs. Eddy tells us, "Self-forgetfulness, purity, and affection are constant prayers." Science and Health, p. 15. These three powerful qualities are vital to making our daily living harmonious and the world around us a better place.

Constant prayer is ceaseless prayer. But someone might ask, How can I pray constantly when I have business responsibilities, a full-time job or a house to keep, a family to raise—so many commitments? Praying is really living our understanding of God. Prayer is more than declaring the truth we know or seek; it is the manner of our daily living. Mrs. Eddy states: "Thoughts unspoken are not unknown to the divine Mind. 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." Ibid., p. 1.

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