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Several years ago, while living in Chicago, I enjoyed occasionally doing musical theater. Yet I had an even deeper desire to sing as a soloist in a Church of Christ, Scientist. I had some music reading skills but learned mostly by ear, taking pieces to a voice teacher to help me prepare. My repertoire was limited, and I wasn’t confident enough to fill in for someone at the last minute, so I didn’t pursue becoming a substitute soloist. 

I prayed about the situation, taking comfort in a statement from Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. It says that “desire is prayer,” and I trusted the promise in the full passage: “Desire is prayer; and no loss can occur from trusting God with our desires, that they may be moulded and exalted before they take form in words and in deeds” (p. 1).

After a few years I heard of a unique job in which a Christian Science church wanted to hire someone to share the solo position, trading off from month to month. This opportunity, which would allow ample time for preparation, seemed like the perfect answer. 

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