There are numerous healings in the Bible of illness, disabilities, homelessness, financial lack, mental problems and more. Jesus performed healings on the spot, with no hesitation or concern that it wasn’t possible.
Christian Science is based on the Bible and includes prayer for healing as part of its mission. Jesus commanded his disciples to “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.” (Matt 10:8) This command has not dissipated with time. He stated clearly, 'These signs shall follow them that believe; ..." (Mark 16:17)
When you are praying or reading Bible stories, you may have an “aha!” moment, and feel clarity or peace, light, or a sudden feeling as though lightening had struck your thought. We are all worthy of healing, and any thoughts of inadequacies, doubts or fears can simply melt away. It is so natural, you may not even realize when healing happens.
Mary Baker Eddy said:
“Become conscious for a single moment that Life and intelligence are purely spiritual, — neither in nor of matter, — and the body will then utter no complaints.” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 14:12-15)
Since you are created in God’s image and likeness, that means you exist – perfect – in His image, right now. So where is the healing to take place? In your thought! Once you realize this truth you can be healed immediately, with no waiting.
Jesus was not alarmed about contagion. He did not call for medicine or surgery to aid a patient. His relationship with God, and his understanding of God’s power to heal, allowed him to cure any ailment or problem.
“When Christ changes a belief of sin or of sickness into a better belief, then belief melts into spiritual understanding, and sin, disease, and death disappear.” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 442:19-22)
Read about Mary Baker Eddy and her reliance upon the Bible for healing.
Learn more about effective healing prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
Research healings through prayer in your local Christian Science Reading Room.