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When praying, leave the answer to God

From the August 29, 2016 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

An important first step in asking God to help us in some manner is to be truly willing to take the issue to our Father-Mother God and then listen, rather than outline the desired result. God doesn’t take orders from man, a point Mary Baker Eddy makes in her definition of Mind (one of the seven synonyms she uses for God), which reads in part: “Deity, which outlines but is not outlined” ( Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p.