I'm grateful for many healings through my life as a result of prayer. Several occurred after I received help from a Christian Science practitioner. For example, once I had a rash on my arm that became quite serious, spreading and causing my hand to swell. I called the practitioner on a Friday. I recall her reminding me that the rash didn't represent my true, Godgiven state of health or being. I think her work exemplified this sentence from Science and Health: "Tell the sick that they can meet disease fearlessly, if they only realize that divine Love gives them all power over every physical action or condition" (p. 420). By Sunday the rash was completely gone. That was 20 years ago, and it never returned.

The following experience was particularly special to me because it was one of the healings I was able to accomplish by praying on my own. Seeing that my prayers were effective showed me that each of us can rely on divine Love for healing.

One day several years ago, I came out of a store and, not realizing the step was diagonal, fell full-length on the sidewalk. I was able to get myself up, although I'd twisted my foot. Because I'd grown up with Christian Science and was used to turning to God for healing, I never even thought of going to a doctor to have my foot examined. Although it was painful, I began praying right away, remembering something I'd learned from Science and Health: "Accidents are unknown to God, or immortal Mind, and we must leave the mortal basis of belief and unite with the one Mind, in order to change the notion of chance to the proper sense of God's unerring direction and thus bring out harmony" (p. 424).

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Testimony of Healing
July 21, 2008

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