Lives Lived: Effective Healing Prayer Demonstrated

The power of prayer is effective. Meet Rick who shares his healing experience regarding a growth that appeared on his body, and so he decided to pray about it as he’s done throughout his life studying Christian Science. Within days it completely disappeared.

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  1. Dan Miller says

    Thanks, great testimony …. “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God” (1st John 3:1). This video testimony got me thinking of an article in the April 28th Sentinel….Coram Deo “in the presence of God.” This is how Rick clearly saw himself. Thanks again.

  2. Anne Hughes says

    Thank you for sharing Rick’s healing. It didn’t matter how long the situation had been around. Once he saw that it had no authority from God, it was gone. The other night a sudden illness was clamoring for my attention. I had been studying what Christian thinker Mary Baker Eddy says about animal magnetism, the belief that evil can operate, when the fact is that God is the only power. The strong thought came to me, “I refuse it.” As I continued to refuse the picture of illness, it was gone in a few minutes, and I was free .
    Thanks for the post.

  3. RUBE says

    Rick is so right. We must take immediate action when any erroneous thought or
    suggestion would try to manifest itself contrary to our being as God’s Perfect
    and Harmonious Child. As Mrs. Eddy states, Nothing can be added to a mind already full with Truth and Love”.

  4. Pamela says

    Love hearing the effectiveness of prayer. Certainly turning to God in time of need is important. I find that turning to God each day whether the need is major or minor the effectiveness is just as powerful and healing comes. Thanks Don for the post.

  5. Rhonda says

    Thank you Rick! What a beautiful testimony to the healing power of God. Yes, the power of prayer is effective! I too had the opportunity to prove Christ Jesus’ statement “Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” I recently woke with a terrible headache one morning and clung to the truth about God and man that Christ Jesus came to teach and demonstrate for us. One helpful truth was “God is the only cause and creator and does not cause pain in matter.” Several other healing truths came to me and I just held tight to them until the pain lessened and within a couple of hours, I was completely free from the pain. I was also able to care for my grandchildren that morning despite the illness. I am so grateful for the healing truth taught in Christian Science.