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.
The Bible is our guide
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.
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.
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.
Examples of healing
A longstanding infirmity healed
After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath. The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed. He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk. Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk? And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place. Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee. The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.
And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing. The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged? Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he. Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened? He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.
Now after two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee. For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own country. Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galilæans received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast. So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judæa into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. Then inquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house. This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judæa into Galilee.
There are many healings and "miracles" throughout the Bible. Here are more Bible stories from the New Testament.
Matthew 8:5-13 (palsy)
Matthew 9:2-8 (palsy)
Matthew 9:20-22 (blood disease)
Matthew 9:27-31 (2 blind men)
Matthew 9:32-35 (possession)
Matthew 12:9-14 (withered hand)
Matthew 17:14-21 (lunatic son and followers' unbelief)
Mark 2:9-12 (palsy)
Mark 4:35-41 (great storm)
Mark 5:41-43 (12 yr girl - death)
Mark 7:31-37 (deaf and speech impediment)
Mark 9:22-24 (son's spirit and father's unbelief)
Luke 17:12-19 (lepers)
Luke 22:49-51 (detached ear, before crucifixion)
John 6:1-15 (loaves and fishes)
John 6:16-27 (walking on sea)
John 11:1-44 (Lazarus - sickness and death)
Understanding your relationship to God is the key to healing, not just having enough faith or human will.
More about prayer and healing
Read about Mary Baker Eddy and her reliance upon the Bible for healing.
Learn more about effective healing prayer and the Lord’s Prayer.
More about Bible-based healing.
An excellent book - Stories of Healing: Jesus and his followers.
Buy a Bible and research healings through prayer in your local Christian Science Reading Room.
Explore books on spirituality & healing prayer.
Contact a local Christian Science healing practitioner to pray for you.