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Three proofs of healing
A couple of years ago, early in the year I noticed an ugly skin condition on my arms and legs. I prayed periodically for months, and yet it spread. Then I realized that I’d probably been praying more to get rid of an ugly skin condition than to gain a better understanding of God, which I’ve learned is what truly leads to healing. A week before an inspiring yearly meeting that is very important to me—a gathering mainly of individuals who have all taken a course in Christian Science healing with the same teacher—I became frightened that the condition was spreading to where I would not be able to hide it with clothing.
I felt I should call a Christian Science practitioner to help me pray to let go of the fear and find healing. I called someone who would be attending the same meeting. She primarily reminded me of the prayerful work we were all doing to prepare for the meeting and suggested that I keep my attention on that. I was dismayed; I felt that the practitioner was not impressed with my situation. Although Christian Science practitioners rightly turn us to God, Spirit, and away from problem-focused thinking, I was too focused on the condition at the time to appreciate her clear thinking. But I still asked her to pray for me.
Feeling desperate, I let go as best I could of my concern regarding the problem, humbly yielded to the goodness of God, and prepared my thought for the upcoming meeting. I decided I would wear what I had intended to wear, and fully trust God. And when the day of the meeting arrived, the problem was gone—there wasn’t one single spot! A problem that had been going on for several months had been dealt with by the practitioner through just a few words and consecrated prayer. And the problem has not returned. I am so grateful for Christian Science practitioners, as well as for our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered Christian Science, for her many wise provisions for our spiritual growth.
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Vonne Anne Heninger, Arlene Van Tine
The gift of ageless living
Hilary D. Waller
‘Fasting’ in times of economic crisis
Rocha Mupayi Mbenza
Challenge chaos and unpredictability
Walking home from school with God
Three proofs of healing
Teenager protected in car accident
Debra Jones McCook
Quick healing while conducting church service
Anne Dyck Miller
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