by Don Ingwerson
The pursuit of health through various health care options continues to be a focus for the public. I thought this Christian Science Journal article by Lyle Young was especially helpful when thinking about how to pray for health care. Lyle is from Canada, with a different health-care system than the United States, but the spiritual qualities that are found within this health-care system are universal. I have included an excerpt of his article. To read the entire article, click on the link at the bottom of the post.
…Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, wrote: “There are various methods of treating disease, which are not included in the commonly accepted systems; but there is only one which should be presented to the whole world, and that is the Christian Science which Jesus preached and practised and left to us as his rich legacy” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 344). Students of Christian Science can learn to practice Christian healing effectively, and share this healing with the world.
They can also pray specifically in support of humanity’s search for better health, as represented by all the various health-care systems in place today. My own home country of Canada adopted such a system some decades ago. And, in an effort to be consistent with Mary Baker Eddy’s conviction that Christian Science would leaven science, theology, and medicine (see Science and Health, pp. 107–164), I pray in support of the evolution of that system to be more effective—based more on eternal Truth, and less on constantly changing material theories about health.
The Canadian health-care system has five basic aspects to it, each of which can be understood in a spiritual light. These five aspects of health care can be seen as expressions of how God cares for man spiritually. This can form a foundation for prayer. Here is how I have been praying in support of the leavening of each of these five different aspects of health care:
To continue reading, click here: Praying in support of health care