"I prayed with more heart than ever before"

It happened so fast I didn't know quite what to say. I was leaving the house to ride my horse when a member of the family angrily told me I should give up reading "that black book" (meaning my copy of Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy). I turned around and listened until the accusations were over. I could hardly see through the tears that were forming in my eyes, but I managed to say, "I'm going riding. I'll be back in a couple of hours."

For the next two hours I rode hard. I was praying at the same time to find my way out of the disappointment and hurt and self-justification that had come out of nowhere to spoil a normal summer's day. As I circled my horse in a wide flat area, I thought about what had just happened and how God could help me.

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