My prayer turned into a poem

One night I had an uncomfortable feeling inside me. It did not feel good, and I couldn’t get to sleep. So Mommy took care of me and prayed for me. She helped me by singing some hymns and talking about God.

She sang me lots of different hymns from the Christian Science Hymnal, like hymns by Mary Baker Eddy, and also Hymn 136, which starts out like this:

I love Thy way of freedom, Lord,
   To serve Thee is my choice,
In Thy clear light of Truth I rise
   And, listening for Thy voice,
I hear Thy promise old and new,
   That bids all fear to cease:
My presence still shall go with thee
   And I will give thee peace. 
(Violet Hay, © CSBD) 

The hymns made me feel comforted and close to God at the same time. Feeling close to God is when you feel loved by God, and you feel just great. After a lot of hymns, I was able to fall asleep.

But when I woke up early in the morning, it still hurt. Mommy kept praying for me. And she told me that “God is good. God is great.” And then I said, “God is good. God is great. God is what we demonstrate.”

Mommy said, “That would be a good poem.” And I remembered what a Christian Science practitioner who has helped me told me about writing. She said that you can write about your prayers or your healings and maybe even write them like a poem. And that poem could get published and help other kids.

So I decided to write my prayers down. I wrote the rest of the poem by myself. This is what I wrote:

God is good. God is great.
God is what we demonstrate.
God is here, never fear.
Evil has to disappear.
God is there. God is here. God is everywhere!
So never fear, because God is here.

After I wrote the poem, the hurting was gone. I was healed, and I felt really close to God.

LISA ANDREWS—STAFF
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