Steps to more effective prayer

Framing our prayers in the context of God’s supremacy is fundamental to availing ourselves of God’s beneficence.

As more and more people recognize the beneficial effects of prayer on well-being, the question arises, “How might we make our prayers more effective?” 

The teachings of Christian Science offer helpful insights on this topic, including: “To enter into the heart of prayer, the door of the erring senses must be closed. Lips must be mute and materialism silent, that man may have audience with Spirit, the divine Principle, Love, which destroys all error” and, “Practice not profession, understanding not belief, gain the ear and right hand of omnipotence and they assuredly call down infinite blessings” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 15).

While there are many kinds of prayer—affirmation, petition, gratitude, praise and adoration, etc.—my study of Christian Science has shown me that prayers that heal share some common elements. 

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Abiding in Love
May 20, 2024

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