How does prayer work?

Kathleen Chicoine, C.S.

"Prayer brings thought in line with the divine," says Kathy Chicoine, "and prayer opens up the heart to what divine Love has already prepared for us." She explains that prayer opens us up so we are willing to hear what God has to say. In addition to sharing a number of her own experiences, she speaks of the importance of gratitude, grace, and praise of God in healing.

Questions asked include: How do I make my prayers more effective? Why do challenges in relationships take so long to heal? As a practitioner, how do you know how long to pray? How does Christian Science prayer differ from traditional worship?

The transcribed text has been edited for clarity.

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