Yielding to divine Love’s communication

When one hungers for helpful guidance, and thought becomes quiet and receptive to divine influence, the ever-present love of God for man can be seen and felt. In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy explains, “The intercommunication is always from God to His idea, man” (p. 284). It’s been my experience that by making the conscious effort to turn our thoughts from the material sense of things to the spiritual—to be centered on God rather than focused on the minutiae of daily life—we allow God’s angel messages to guide and govern us.

Late last year, I was asked to speak at my town’s annual Men’s Prayer Breakfast because of my volunteer work in the community. Normally, about 150 attend, and they represent a wide diversity of religious beliefs. I knew that, while there were certainly many differences among the theological beliefs of those attending, we all believed in and prayed to one God. That was a common denominator. 

I accepted the invitation to speak not just to inspire others to be more active in volunteering, but also to share what I have learned about effective, healing prayer through the teachings of Christian Science. Because the name of the event was “Prayer Breakfast,” I felt the topic of prayer would be appropriate and very supportive of the purpose of the event.

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November 13, 2017

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