Prayer overcomes heart problem

A few years ago, I felt something was very wrong with my heart. My heartbeat was irregular, and I felt very weak much of the time. I remember leaning against the counter as I did things in the kitchen because I felt almost too weak to remain standing. When walking, I could take only a few steps before having to rest.  

It was natural for me to treat the difficulty through Christian Science, as I had always done that and had had so many healings through prayer alone. In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy states: “The human thought must free itself from self-imposed materiality and bondage. It should no longer ask of the head, heart, or lungs: What are man’s prospects for life? Mind is not helpless. Intelligence is not mute before non-intelligence” (p. 191). Understanding that passage was a great help to me. 

I also found much support from another of Mrs. Eddy’s statements, which she calls “the trumpet-word of Truth” and which reads, “ ‘There is no death, no inaction, diseased action, overaction, nor reaction’ ” (Science and Health, pp. 427–428).

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