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What's your opinion?
Beyond rigid, personal views is the wisdom that comes from God, the one unerring Mind.
A While back I found myself feeling very strongly about a work-related challenge. I was so convinced I knew what was right to do that I didn't feel like praying. As a student of Christian Science, however, I recognized this as a danger signal. I knew the only way to find a really effective and satisfying answer to the problem was through prayer. So, under the circumstances there was only one course to follow: I had to ask God to show me how to pray.
There is a Biblical basis for this childlike approach to prayer. In Romans, Paul writes, "The Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered" (8:26). I decided to let Spirit, God, speak to my heart. I quieted myself and did all I could to listen.
The answer was prompt, and so specific it startled me at first. The thought came clearly that I must pray to forgo opinions because divine Mind, the source of all true wisdom and intelligence, has no opinions. That Mind, which I express, knows clearly and fully all that is real.
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What's your opinion?
Elaine R. Follis
Still in the family
Written for the Sentinel
A lesson in "forgetting those things which are behind"
Debra D. Brandell
Verta B. Driver
Ann Bair Pierson
FROM HAND TO HAND
M. W. B.
In God's care
Kathryn and Susan Gregory
Easter—Christ's rebuke to disbelief
The children of God and the Second Commandment
Barbara M. Vining
This is a testimony of gratitude for how God sustains us, irrespective...
Maria del Carmen Galdamez
In 1991 our son was born, and my life has changed immeasurably...
Donald L. Keeler
While growing up I attended a Christian Science Sunday School,...
Doug Hawes with contributions from Doris J. Colvin
After two years in the second grade, I still could not read...
Kathryn Lee Hoyt