For many years the testimonies in the Christian Science Sentinel...

For many years the testimonies in the Christian Science Sentinel and The Christian Science Journal have been an inspiration to me. I have been grateful to those healed through prayer who are willing to share their experiences. Many times an account of a specific healing has been concluded by the testifier's gratefully acknowledging the healing of other health challenges, such as burns, sprains, or so-called childhood diseases.

Especially after I became a mother, the references to healings of so-called childhood diseases seemed to awaken in me a desire to know how these healings had come about.

As a parent who is a Christian Scientist, I often include in my daily prayers for my children the denial of prevalent medical theories, such as contagion, inflammation, or the effects of accidents. I strive to replace these suggestions of human vulnerability with a clear affirmation of God's ever-present, all-enveloping love for each of His children. I am grateful for what I have learned of the power of prayer to meet the health needs of our children.

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September 1, 1986

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