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Q: I pray about stuff but then it doesn’t really do much. How can I get Christian Science to work for me?
A: I hear you! One time I was feeling really frustrated because my prayers just didn’t seem to be effective. I asked God to show me what I needed to know. Right on the heels of that question, I “happened” to pick up the weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson and one passage stood out to me. It seemed lit up in neon, emphasized in bold, with italics thrown in, too—so I couldn’t possibly miss it. It was a passage from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures where Mary Baker Eddy writes, “Beholding the infinite tasks of truth, we pause,—wait on God. Then we push onward, until boundless thought walks enraptured, and conception unconfined is winged to reach the divine glory” (p. 323).
That was one of those “getting hit over the head” moments. It was obvious that the way I’d been praying didn’t even come close to the instruction she gives in those two sentences.
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