Certainty in prayer

Picture yourself holding a ball in your hand and then releasing it. Would you expect it to go sideways? Would you think for a moment the ball would go upward? These scenarios would hardly enter your thought because you know that gravity would take that object downward.

You may have heard it said that the divine laws that are applied in Christian Science treatment are as reliable as the law of gravity. We wouldn’t make a habit of comparing a material law to spiritual law, but in this case you wouldn’t think for a minute that the ball would fly up into the sky! And yet, too often perhaps, we may fail to bring that sense of certainty into our healing prayers.

The Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, sets forth an important lesson regarding reliance on God, divine Principle, to heal, and the faith we can confidently place in His ever-present, completely reliable, infinite operation. She begins the Christian Science textbook with this declaration: “The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God,—a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 1).

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