Prayer brings physical and mental healing

One day I suddenly felt burdened by an old, familiar fog in my consciousness. For years I had suffered in connection with the menstrual cycle. I was fearful that, as in the past, I would soon be unable to make even the most simple decisions and would be rendered incapacitated for all practical purposes.

I was working at our church store and library, the Christian Science Reading Room. I was desperately trying to be healed so I could reopen the store. I pleaded with God, "I must read the Bible, please!" Though I was clutching a Bible, I could not read.

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I was now entirely coherent.

I was trying to calm down. The first thing that came to mind was how grateful I was that the back room I was in had gotten a thorough cleaning only days before. Especially as I was now lying on the floor! I was then grateful for my health, even though this seemed absurd. I thought, "I can be grateful for health, as God supplies it to me in infinite abundance every instant." The message that I was as healthy as I could ever be so amused me that I began to laugh. The physical state was actually pitiful. What I understood in that moment was that my spirituality, my identity as the creation of God, was real and intact, and that no circumstance could lessen or affect the health of the children of God.

I got up from the floor and telephoned both my husband, whom I'd called to drive me home, and the friend I'd called to come take my place. The healing had happened so quickly, that neither one had left yet. In the next few minutes, I had two customers, both of whom I was able to help, as I was now entirely coherent.

I have since been free from this mental nightmare. Because God's love for us knows no peaks and valleys and no days of the month, no one need suffer from a belief in a debilitating cycle.

Nancy Earl Collins
Chickamauga, Georgia

Testimony of Healing
Back and shoulder pain healed
June 5, 2000

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