PRAYER – Be like a child.  Turn your thoughts to Love and say, Oh Love, just take me in; give me one Mind, one consciousness and make me love my neighbor as myself.  Let your heart cry out to divine Love.  A child cries out to its mother for more light, more truth, more love.  Ask Love for what you need and for what Love has to give; then take it and demand of yourself to rise up and live it.

     God will direct you in all your ways, if you trust Him; faith must take hold before sight or fruition, and this faith will, when instructed in divine Science, become understanding and you will have no doubts, but every proof of His promise, “Lo! I am with you alway.”

     Trust Him, dear; read daily the Bible and Science and Health, and pray the prayer of our Lord’s in your own words; ask for His kingdom to come, for Love, Truth and Life to govern all your desires, aims and motives, to feed you with faith and a clear knowledge of good, to make you patient, forgiving, long suffering and merciful, compassionate, even as the dear God is thus to you, and you desire Him to be, and thus reflect this God, good, in all His qualities, etc.  My desire is that this year shall be crowned with mercies for you and all.  Mary Baker Eddy   (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.56)

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