Profound prayers

Originally written in French, this was first published in the September 2013 French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish editions of The Herald of Christian Science.

One afternoon in 1994, I wanted to eat some sugar cane with my younger brother, Charly. At the time, we lived in Muanda, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In order to cut the sugar cane, I chose a very sharp knife that we use in the Congo to slice fumbua, a tough leaf that is the main ingredient in a delicious dish we like to prepare. When I cut the sugar cane in half, I accidentally cut my thumb to the quick. The pain was intense.

Since we were outside on the veranda of our home, Charly ran inside to get me a piece of cloth to bandage the thumb. I immediately turned my thought to our Father-Mother God, and I silently affirmed that “accidents are unknown to God …” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 424 ). I had learned this in the Christian Science Sunday School, which I had attended since I was three years old. To me, this statement means that God governs everyone with the law of divine Love, and in God’s kingdom, where we live, there is no law of chance or accident from which we can suffer.

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