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Joint pain healed
Over a year ago, I was experiencing aching and tiredness in my joints. It became difficult to stand up after I’d been sitting for a while. Even when I was sitting, my shoulders and neck ached, and this didn’t seem to get better even after sleeping at night. This went on for many days. At first, I thought it would just go away since this seemed to have come “out of the blue.”
One evening my husband, who is not a Christian Scientist, saw my discomfort and offered to get me a pain reliever. This woke me up to seeing that I needed to do some prayerful work. I thanked him for his concern and assured him I would take care of it through prayer instead.
Since it was late, I went to bed, and while lying there, I prayed with many verses from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, that I had memorized in Sunday School many years before. I prayed with the Lord’s Prayer (see Matthew 6:9–13), and its spiritual interpretation found in Science and Health (pp. 16–17); the “scientific statement of being” (p. 468); and the answer to the question “What is man?” (p. 475), which states, in part, that “man is not matter; he is not made up of brain, blood, bones, and other material elements.” I fell asleep with these thoughts, and even when I awoke during the night, my thoughts were full of these truths.
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