Turning to prayer first

Originally appeared online in the teen series: Your Healings - June 19, 2018

I was sitting in my room at school, trying to finish a piece of homework, when suddenly my stomach started to hurt. At first I didn’t really know what to do. Then I tried changing my position to make it feel better, but nothing was working.

I had seen Christian Science healings before in my family, so I knew that healing through prayer was possible. One time my horse became really unwell, and the vets thought that he should be put down. But after my grandma prayed for him, he improved really quickly and was back to normal in a month. But even though I’d seen this great healing, I had never prayed for myself before. 

In the Christian Science Sunday School I had learned many ways I could pray about difficult situations, but I found it hard to consciously think about prayer or how to pray when a problem arose. So in the past, I’d tended to look for physical help rather than spiritual. 

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