Petitionary Prayer is used by most Christians, including Christian Scientists. It asks, or petitions, God for something. Many petition for material things like cars, houses, a better income, etc. But, in Christian Science petitionary prayer is explained in the Founder's hymns when she penned, "Shepherd, Show me how to go." Or, "Brood o'er us with Thy sheltering wing." Or, when Jesus said, "Give us this day our daily bread." In Christian Science, petitionary prayer doesn't ask for material things but rather for better Godlike qualities to be expressed, for safety, for guidance, or for any thing that enables us to feel God's presence more securely and to understand God and our relationship to Him more deeply.
Christian Science Treatment is prayer based on the law of God as taught by Jesus in the Bible. (See here for more information.)
The Ultimate Prayer results in instantaneous healing. Mrs. Eddy writes: "If the Scientist reaches his patient through divine Love, the healing work will be accomplished at one
visit and the disease will vanish into its native nothingness like dew before the morning sunshine" (Science and Health, p 365:15).
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