There is nothing within me that corresponds with, or responds to, any form of evil. There is no illusion of poverty. God made all, owns all there is, and it is good. I am a joint-heir with Christ, in God, and have my share of everything. I am exempt from want, loss, lack, or limitation of any kind. There is no material resistance that can limit me. “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.” Abundance cannot lapse into lack, since God is my fountain source of infinite riches and plenty. I can and do demonstrate the wealth which comes from God with no interruption in its flow. I am prosperous and successful, kept so by an inexhaustible supply. There is no mental self-mesmerism. I have fullness of supply and abundance. There are no adverse circumstances, no avarice, no greed, no trust in money, nor love of money. I live in the land of promise. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.49)
Delay to perform a duty is not obedience. The Scripture declares that “Now is the acceptable time.” The good that can be done today cannot be done tomorrow; and sufficient unto each day are the demands thereof. The model Sermon of our great Master pleads for our daily bread. We need the bread of heaven each and every day. The Scriptures discard delay; they prohibit the poor protest: “Tomorrow shall be as this day, and much more abundantly. A word to the wise is sufficient.” Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.48)
WATCH – The book of Isaiah is called the “Gospel of Promise.” We should apply it to our daily needs. Declare daily that no hard, wicked, irreligious or anti-Christian thoughts can touch us from any mortal mind. There is no mortal mind, no evil. There is no decay nor death to the nerves, no destruction to the fluids, nor death to the secretions. To-morrow you have no business with. We steal if we touch to-morrow. It is God’s. Every day has enough in it to keep us occupied without concerning ourselves with the things beyond. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.48)
WATCH – Declare daily, “I am healed, and scientifically healed.” Christian Science is the victor, and vanquishment is unknown to omnipotent Truth. I cannot be grieved or disappointed, since God is All and my life is hid with Christ in God. There is nothing lost. Mental malpractice cannot reverse my declarations, cannot touch my conscious or unconscious thought, for there are not minds many. There is only one Mind, divine Mind.
No aggressive mental suggestion can cause me to forget my duty to God, to our Leader , or to mankind. Mind is unlimited in its source and supply. Man’s substance is in Mind, and cannot be impoverished. There is no poverty, no lack. Fear is no part of consciousness. Consciousness is cognizant only of the things of God, good. There is no reality in discord. God’s child cannot suffer and be unhappy because God is the only power and He never made anything but love and peace. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.48)
DAILY PRAYER – Let your prayer be daily: reveal to me, Oh God, my secret faults, every error, every sin. Earnestly desire to know thyself, to have thy heart searched, to let thyself be humbled, and the man of God stand revealed. Never for one instant say, “Thank you God, I am not as other men.” There is no I. If you are a personality, you are as other men; but if you are the idea of God, there is but one I, God. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.47)
EXTRACT FROM A LETTER – The evil is at hand. God is All. Rise in the strength of Spirit to resist all that is unlike good. No one can darken or depress your thought nor take from you a clear consciousness of your Leader and her place, nor can you be made sinful. Argue this clearly every day. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.46)
ARGUMENT – Inasmuch as I am God’s child, spiritual, and not material, I must be perfect. I am whole; I am free; I have all I need every hour; I am without fear, without anxiety; I live in Spirit, not in matter (error); I am not in danger; no one can harm me or deprive me of any good. I know no such thing as pain, suffering, or disease, for I am a reflection of Life, Truth and Love. I am never disappointed or grieved. The harmony of my being is never broken, because I live in the infinite. No condition of the body is essential to my happiness, for God, good, only, is the spring of all my joys. My life is hid with Christ in God. Therefore I am immortal, for nothing can be lost or die in God. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.45)