Communion with God brings rapid healing

Years ago, our family had just moved into a brand new house. My husband was away, and I was home with our two-year-old daughter, who was asleep in her room. On my way to bed, I checked in on her, and even in the half-light I could see she was looking feverish, and her breathing was labored. She had kicked off the covers in her sleep, and I could feel that she was quite hot.

My first thought was to quickly telephone a Christian Science practitioner for prayerful help, but I suddenly realized our phone had not yet been connected. (This was decades before mobile phones.) My mind raced; where was the nearest phone box? I had no idea, and in any case, I would never have left our daughter alone while I searched. What about a neighbor? The nearest houses to ours were as yet unoccupied. For a few moments, I felt alone and uneasy. But having been raised in a family who practiced Christian Science and having always relied on prayer in every adverse situation in my life, I knew what to do.

I picked up my copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. I wanted to be rid of those unhelpful feelings of worry and concern, and I thought that reading some favorite passages would calm my thought so that I could effectively pray for our daughter. But I found I couldn’t focus; a more direct approach was needed. 

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