Go where? Into the closet of prayer.

One of the passages in Mary Baker Eddy’s writings that I love most is this: “In divine Science, where prayers are mental, all may avail themselves of God as ‘a very present help in trouble’ ” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, pp. 12–13). It always reminds me that God is loving us and caring for us, and that this one infinite God is everywhere and answers our prayers.

Both the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health, have taught me a lot about prayer. For instance, if we are praying about a problem but not seeing healing right away, it may be because we are telling God how we want the solution to come about, instead of listening and letting His will—which is good—be done. 

In Bible accounts, those who were listening to the voice of God were led to make good decisions. For example, Moses was repeatedly able to save the people whom he had led out of captivity. Others also found answers and healing for many problems, including disease. Their experiences show us that God is all-knowing—that our Father-Mother knows what we need before we ask—and that He gives us the spiritual ideas that uplift our thought and help us respond to His guidance.

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Dive into prayer
May 27, 2019

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