Freed of severe back pain

A few years ago I woke up feeling stiff and with a sore back, after having tripped and fallen down a flight of stairs the day before. I had a busy day ahead because it was a local holiday and I was planning to take my son to Stirling Castle, a historic building in Scotland dating back over 600 years. I read the Christian Science Bible Lesson—a weekly Bible study guide—and prayed about the discomfort before setting out on our day trip; and while I managed, the next day I found it almost impossible to move. I ended up sleeping and fretting about my lack of mobility. 

There is a lot in the media these days about back pain and how it continues once someone suffers from it. This was certainly not something I wanted to entertain. And having been a Christian Scientist all my life, I knew that God would guide me in my prayers for healing. 

Eventually, I summoned up the energy to read the Bible Lesson again, and then I went through the “Daily Prayer” in the Church Manual (Mary Baker Eddy, p. 41), and also looked through some notes from a recent Christian Science association meeting. Initially I could not concentrate on anything as the pain was so acute. I certainly was not up to attending my usual masters swimming lesson that day.

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