“The physical healing of Christian Science results now, as in Jesus’ time, from
the operation of divine Principle, before which sin and disease lose their reality in human consciousness and disappear as naturally and as necessarily as
darkness gives place to light and sin to reformation.”
-Mary Baker Eddy
Prayer, to me, is not just asking God for something, but involves becoming more aware of ourselves as God actually made us, as He preserves us and knows us—as the Bible says, “in His image and likeness.” This kind of prayer brings about a wonderful change in our consciousness, revealing that we're the inherently good and entirely harmonious creation of the all-harmonious, all-good Creator. This mental change removes fear and suffering, restores calm, and we see everything resume normal action and function. I love the fact that God's care and love are infinite and impartial. No one is excluded from the benefits of His healing power and affection.
Everyone, without exception, is included in God’s spiritual creation, as flawless, whole, loving, and harmonious. God and His creation are not ethereal, or simply philosophical, concepts but are very real, permanent, and tangible. My first healing as a child showed me that God's powerful truths and laws transcend age and experience. These truths are not just some sort of “pie-in-the-sky” future help; they are a present help. Like Paul in the Bible, I too, surely have felt the kind of gratitude that makes me say, "Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift,"
(II Cor. 9:15).