Prayer that reaches across oceans

My college-aged son is studying in Spain for the semester—an ocean away from home. At one point he called to tell me that he was feeling very poorly. He couldn’t get out of bed and was in pain, and he asked me to pray for him.

At first I just felt helpless. He was so far away; how could I take care of him and ensure that he was safe? What good could my prayers do from all the way across the ocean?

Yet through my study of Christian Science, I have experienced the power of prayer. I’ve seen that even when we are far away from someone we love, heartfelt and dedicated prayer affirming God’s goodness and loving care has a very healing effect.

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