Taking the Journey

Taking the Journey

Prayer shows us God’s love and how he cares for us.  You might be interested in the following healing of HIV –

Father and daughter freed from HIV

By Munyaneza Tite

From the October 1999 issue of The Christian Science Journal

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Watching our thoughts means caring what influences we let in… even just for fun.  This excerpt from the January, 2013, Christian Science Journal is an example of this.

 Bringing the funny

An exploration of humor, healing, and Christian Science treatment

Kittie Burris in conversation with the Journal’s Roger Gordon

From the January 2013 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Kittie: Regarding my time at the Bureau, I tell people that working for the FBI and giving time to the practice of Christian Science are exactly the same thing. You have to uncover the error, treat it with the light of truth, and keep your mouth shut.

Was there any particular story from your time at the FBI that helped prepare you for the practice?

 Don and I had not been married long, maybe a few months. He was not a Christian Scientist then, and he had not read the weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson with me. So one day I read the Lesson out loud to him. Of course, you know what the subject was, everybody’s favorite mouthful—“Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced”!

Later that day we went out—in those days we did do some partying—and we went to a dinner club. Wouldn’t you know it! The star that night was a hypnotist. He came out, and he started to do his thing. It was obvious he was not successful. He could not get people to go under.

Finally he walked out—now this was a crowd of probably three or four hundred people—and he walked right over to our table with about six of us there. He looked right at me. Then he turned around to the rest of the crowd, and he said, “I cannot perform this evening. There is a Christian Scientist among our group.”

 Get out!

Yeah! I wish Don was here to verify it because he loved to tell this story. I mean, I didn’t know whether to stand up and say, “Yes, it’s me!” or go under the table!

  What did you do?

I just smiled at him, and he actually gave me a very pleasant smile. He was not unkind. He just went back up, and he said, “I’m very sorry, but I cannot perform.” With that, he walked off the stage. Of course, the ones with us were all looking at me like, “Whoa!” They all knew I was a Christian Scientist. They weren’t, but they knew I was.

 Were you praying during this?

Well, I left that part out. Yeah, I was! As soon as I realized that we would be seeing a hypnotist perform, I was thinking, “Oh my gosh, I’ve just read the Bible Lesson about hypnotism being denounced. What is Don going to think?” Then the thought came, “There are not minds many. This ‘hypnotist’ does not have a mind separate from God.” I prayed to know that he could not invade my thinking or make what I had read in the Lesson not only untrue, but questionable to Don. I wasn’t trying to disrupt the hypnotist’s performance, but I was defending my own thought, as well as trying to defend Don’s thought.

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A prayer in song – joining those around the world….

Experiences of healing

Prayer heals and changes lives for the better. One way to learn how Christian Science works and can help you is to hear how it has helped others.   Real life experiences of healing   Christian Science changes lives for the better in many ways, just one of which is physical healing.  The link will show a few videos and articles by people who have been healed through prayer in Christian Science.  Over the past 140 years, more than 80,000 healings like these have been verified and published by The Christian Science Journal and Christian Science Sentinel.  For examples of how people are praying about other personal and global issues along with physical healing please go to these publications.

Experiences from others – see them in these videos:


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