The demands of the prayer that heals

Excerpted from the radio series “How Christian Science Heals,” program No. 232, printed in the March 1, 1958, Sentinel.

Speaker: I’m sure that everyone with a serious problem or disease wants to be helped and healed. And the prayer of spiritual understanding is equal to every need. But it’s well to be aware of the fact that true, spiritual healing makes definite demands on the individual. Our guest found this to be so, and she also found healing of a very serious internal growth. We’ve asked her to tell you about it. This is Mrs. Eleanor Bell, of Oakland, California. When did all this take place, Mrs. Bell?

Mrs. Bell: This experience is one of the most wonderful things that ever happened to me. It took place about eighteen years ago. The difficulty was an internal growth. All the symptoms suggested cancer. But I realized the word incurable simply springs from ignorance of God’s willingness and ability to heal. I knew personally of a number of wonderful healings accomplished through Christian Science; so I had absolute confidence that the problem would be overcome through reliance on God.

So every day I spent many hours studying the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. There was a great deal of pain, and over a period of six months the condition grew worse. It was all I could do to stay at work.

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