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When it comes to prayer, it's amazing how wrapped up we can become over our own personal ability to pray effectively. Whether or not we have the right words, for example, can become a major distraction; whereas—with or without words—the most effective prayer springs from a conviction, not of our own ability, but of God's. This conviction is reached through God-centered, not self-centered, prayer. It is, after all, through God's all-power at work within us that His power is brought to bear on the human need we are concerned about. Humility, then, is a good place to begin our prayer.>
WE WILL GIVE OURSELVES CONTINUALLY TO PRAYER.—Acts 6:4
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Contributing editor Barbara Vining is a Christian Science practitioner and teacher who lives in Perrysburg, Ohio. She is currently serving as President of The Mother Church.
with contributions from DANIEL OTIENO OKELLO, SANDRA CARR OWENS, LAURA N. SINEX, DIANE A. CHARIPAR, DELIA THOMPSON
AT THE CENTER OF OUR LIVES
KIM SHIPPEY, SENIOR WRITER
ITEMS OF INTEREST
with contributions from Hadeel Al-Shalchi
BY BARBARA VINING
HEARTS OPEN to GOD
BY GINGER MACK
IN A SAFE PLACE
BY INGRID MONSALVE
THE GOD I PRAY TO...
Warren Bolon with contributions from Makengo Ma Pululu
A spiritual response to food contamination
BY COLLEEN DOUGLASS
NEVER LEFT HANGING
BY KATHLEEN MANGELSDORF
PRAYER AND THE MISSING BUS PASS
BY GRACE GILLIS
FACING DOWN INTIMIDATION
BY VERENA LINNING
A TEACHER AND A TEACHING FOR ALL TIMES
A PRECIOUS COMMAND
EMILY WALKER BRICKLER
THE ETHICS OF THE ELECTED
SYMPTOMS OF KIDNEY DIFFICULTY HEALED
DILSHAD KHAMBATTA EAMES
PERMANENT HEALING AFTER BIKE ACCIDENT
PETER T. MUDIDA
LUMP IN BREAST HEALED QUICKLY
GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING