Pray the way the wren sings

If you’re a tiny wren in a big forest, you have to learn to sing persistently in order to thrive. I know this because we have a wren who sings like that in our woods. He’s astonishing. Sometimes he spends almost his whole day singing—affirming, protesting, belting out his pure desire, his distinct identity, and his great jubilance. 

I have found that sometimes I am required to pray like the wren sings—with consistent affirmation, confident protest, vigilant alertness, and a ready response to the light of Truth. Persistent prayer, like the little wren’s big song, means holding forth with high fidelity to honor the great “I AM” (Exodus 3:14), the always-present God-principle, Love. 

Honoring the God-principle in prayer means recognizing the allness and foreverness of good and the neverness of anything else. As we do this, our all-powerful Father-Mother Love gently and thoroughly removes the fear pictures that mortality presents, until we see that they actually have no power at all. “Where the spirit of God is, and there is no place where God is not, evil becomes nothing,—the opposite of the something of Spirit,” writes Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 480).

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