Many ask what they can do to pray for healing of fear, contagion, virus, disease, and other physical problems. There is a lot of information about physical health and illness prevention, but not much about spiritual healing and mental health during a crisis. The following tips based on a spiritual perspective, and quotes from the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy, the Discover and Founder of Christian Science, may help.
1. Have no fear
Do not let fear overtake your peace and calm because of seeming uncertainty. Remember, with God all things are possible and you are not alone because He is with you. Your faith can get you through any crisis.
"No power can withstand divine Love." Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures p. 224:31
"Many a hopeless case of disease is induced by a single post mortem examination, not from infection nor from contact with material virus, but from the fear of the disease..." Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures p. 196:25
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2. Be positive & spiritually minded
Fill your mind with positive healing thoughts, consistently. This helps block out the negative thoughts running through one’s head. You have control over your own thoughts.
We are praying to know that we are all made in God's image, and reflect Him as stated in Genesis 1. Pick up the Bible and read that section. Remember, our life and being are in God. This is our foundation for being.
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: Psalms 139:23
“Stand porter at the door of thought. Admitting only such conclusions as you wish realized in bodily results, you will control yourself harmoniously.” Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures p. 392:24
“A calm, Christian state of mind is a better preventive of contagion than a drug, or than any other possible sanative method; and the 'perfect Love' that 'casteth out fear' is a sure defense.” Miscellaneous Writings p. 229:24-1
Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established. Proverbs 16:3
“At a time of contagious disease, Christian Scientists endeavor to rise in consciousness to the true sense of the omnipotence of Life, Truth, and Love, and this great fact in Christian Science realized will stop a contagion.” Miscellany p. 116:2-5
"Truth handles the most malignant contagion with perfect assurance." Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures p. 176:31
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3. Learn more about God’s love for you
Reach out and speak to someone about Christian Science and spiritual healing. Christian Science practitioners are available 24/7, and Christian Science Reading Room attendants would love to speak with you.
Although churches and reading rooms in So Cal are currently closed until restrictions are lifted, some churches have call-in services and online talks. For the Bible lesson and other programs in the Los Angeles area call 310-805-8700.
And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. Matthew 14:14
"The scientific fact that man and the universe are evolved from Spirit, and so are spiritual, is as fixed in divine Science as is the proof that mortals gain the sense of health only as they lose the sense of sin and disease.” Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures p. 69:2-5
"Divine Truth, Life, and Love gave Jesus authority over sin, sickness, and death." Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures p. 26:14-16
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