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Prayer for country brings healing
A little over a year ago I accepted a job in a university town in another part of the country. Over the next couple of days after accepting the job, I heard commercials describing the risks and symptoms of a certain illness. I immediately responded in prayer, denying that this could be true in divine reality, because God doesn’t create sickness. I persisted, to a degree, in claiming the unchanging harmony of my true, spiritual identity as God’s child.
When I began to experience aggressive symptoms, I was tempted to condemn myself, feeling I could have been more alert to these suggestions of illness. However, I quickly overcame this false notion that I was at fault, and decided that I could instead stand firm with Christ, Truth, as Jesus demonstrated in healing the sick.
The symptoms seemed tenacious throughout the day, but I was equally persistent in turning to God, divine Love, and in being grateful for Love’s allness, and this helped me to see the nothingness of evil and to cast out fear. A particular phrase from Mary Baker Eddy’s book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures that stayed with me was “transplant the affections from sense to Soul” (pp. 265–266)—Soul being a synonym for God.
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