Quiet, humble prayer restores health

After a recent weekend full of family activities and long drives, I started to feel physically ill. We were almost to our destination, and I felt confident in my ability to finish the drive safely, but when we arrived at our destination I felt very ill, and it was hard to engage normally with our family. I knew I could pray for healing, and in prayer I declared spiritual truths about God and God’s creation, truths that are stated in the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, the Founder of Christian Science. 

As soon as I could, I stepped away from family activities to pray quietly and rest. That’s when I realized I had been interspersing all of the spiritual truths I had been declaring with frantic pleas—pleas not to be sick. These pleas were not based in the fundamental facts of Spirit, God. Instead, the pleas were yelps of a scared mortal, trying to will himself into health.

As with most activities, prayer is most effective when the one praying has both feet in the same boat. So, I stopped engaging in two different sides of a mental conversation. Instead, I just became very quiet. I felt a need for fresh spiritual inspiration and to feel the immediacy of God’s love. I wanted to be faithful to an underlying conviction that I could deeply feel God’s presence and the rejuvenating power of Spirit.

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