TO THE WATCHERS WHO ARE MISTAKEN
Disband your meeting today and never meet again to do what is not carried out scientifically. Each one do the work of daily duty. Each one realize the allness of God, good, and that there is no opposite evil. Do not meet together to discuss or to direct the prayers of Scientists unless I call you together. Each one pray daily and not ask amiss. I have known of the discord before of prayer that is amiss., You all can know that newspaper men will not publish aught against Christian Science. Please know this – and also know that you can do this separately as well as together.
Mother, M. B. Eddy
I forgot to say this: Take up nobody personally but let your prayer be impersonal and God will bless the right. Do not think of me or my affairs. Let God do this and you invoke a general blessing. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.12)
TO THE WATCHERS
“Hear, 0 Israel, for the Lord, our God, is one God”.
You are not to come in your own name to pray.
You are not to control any mind.
You are to come only in the divine strength, and know that God will rule and does, and that hypnotism and evil minds cannot and do not control men or governments.
All power is God, good.
This is my only formula to Christian Scientists for prayer, and God will give you faith that will remove mountains. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.12)
WATCH – Students do not pray enough. They should go by themselves at least three times a day to pray. Their prayers should consist of much divine thanks, more realization of the perfect, as well as the denial of error. There is too much denial of error and too little realization of the perfect. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.6)
WATCH – Make supplication to God daily that you may be delivered from all beliefs of sin or of sickness, and after doing this, then turn to and demand of yourself to realize their unreality, and recognize your power over the temptation to yield to any such an illusion. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.6)
Beloved Students at Pleasant View:
Handle electricity of mortal mind, no arsenical poison, no belief of nerves. Love governs all. One Mind, one Truth. God is All-in-all. Jesus knew the hour of temptation and wept, but he also knew the power of Love supreme over all the errors of sense. No lie stands in the presence of Truth. No theosophy, black magic. No destructive electricity. “He commanded and it stood fast.” God, good, is All. (Take this up every morning and evening until I tell you to change your prayers.) Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.19)
Never feed the appetite, merely feed the hunger.
Declare every morning: I feel fine, I cannot be discouraged, dismayed, confused, influenced, or in any way affected by mortal mind. No thought, conscious or unconscious, felt or unfelt, known or unknown, no power seen or unseen, can in any way touch me, unless it originates in divine Mind. Mary Baker Eddy
(Oakes, Richard, Mary Baker Eddy’s Lessons of the Seventh Day, p.342)
THE PRAYER OF THE WATCHERS
The effect of this prayer is not reversed.
God, good, reigns; there is no other mind.
Love reigns; there is no envy, no revenge.
All things are working together for good to those that love good.
We do love good, God, and He gives us all our thoughts, and governs all our acts.
The divine Life preserves our Life and health, and they cannot be taken from Christian Scientists, and Christian Scientists cannot be made sinful.
We love God and God loves us and is guiding us every moment.
This prayer cannot be reversed.
This prayer bears fruit after its own kind, it does good, and blesses us and all others.
(Charge them not to change, add to, or diminish this prayer. Something is out of tune. This will be a chord.) Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.22)