Quick healing of flu symptoms

About seven years ago, I experienced the powerful healing effect of the Lord’s Prayer. It happened on a day when I had commuted from my home to my office about five hours away. While on the train, I had symptoms of what seemed to be the flu. The physical discomfort was so distracting that it made it difficult for me to think clearly or pray, though I did my best. 

When I got off the train at my destination, I was almost in tears as I went to my office building. I tried to accomplish a few things, but soon felt I had to leave and go to my “home away from home” (the nearby apartment of a friend) and rest. My plan was to crawl into bed and sleep all night. I couldn’t wait to get there! At that point it was early evening. 

When I reached the apartment, I got into my pajamas and lay down. I was so grateful to be in a quiet place and in the home of my friend, who was a Christian Science practitioner. As I prayed, my thought turned to the Lord’s Prayer, which begins, “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name” (Matthew 6:9). This first line of the prayer brought to mind the seven synonyms, or names, that the Christian Science textbook gives for God: Principle, Life, Truth, Love, Soul, Spirit, and Mind (see Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 115). I took each one of these names for God and expanded it to understand why His name is hallowed. It was effortless; my prayer just flowed for the next thirty to forty minutes in this way: 

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