Prayer for our church

Are you wondering how you can contribute to healing in your church?

When I was a new, inexperienced member of a branch Church of Christ, Scientist, I wanted to know more about how to pray for my church. If our executive board suggested that all the members pray for the Sunday School, I hardly knew where to start. I would think: "Dear God, please help our Sunday School." Well, that was a legitimate prayer of petition to God with a right desire behind it. However, it was not an example of prayer that's based on an actual understanding of God.

Gradually I learned to pray a different kind of prayer, affirming the spiritual fact that God is always upholding His perfect, spiritual idea, Church, and denying that anything ungodlike could be a part of it.

December 28, 1992

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