"It is not in accord with Christian Science to seek to pray just for material betterment. Prayer enables us to become more aware of God as uninvadable Spirit and Love and to be better representatives of Him . . .
Unselfish prayer heals the mind and body. It harmonizes human relationships and circumstances and enriches them. It also brings into focus a protective appreciation for the world around us—for birds, animals, trees, and inanimate things that hint at the infinite beauty of God's universe. Moreover, enlightened prayer alerts us to the pitfalls that would interfere with our achieving the spiritual altitude where the riches of divine Love are revealed." -from article below
Peter B. Vanderhoef
From the February 1988 issue of The Christian Science Journal
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