For many years I have prayed daily that there be no more war, no more barbarous slaughtering of our fellow-beings; prayed that all the peoples on earth and the islands of the sea have one God, one Mind; love God supremely, and love their neighbor as themselves. (Eddy, Mary Baker, The First Church of Christ, Scientist and Miscellany, 286:2-7)
WATCH – Realize for yourself daily, more than once, that the fields are already white with harvest; that “divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need,” the need of work as well as any other; that the true source of supply supplies every need; that there is plenty of work for all; that yours belongs to you, no one else can do it, and it comes to you direct, and the supply is abundant and you know all the time that this is so. Never let a sense of lack of anything stay a moment with you; it is rank error and breeds all sorts of difficulties. Daily know that mental malpractice cannot cause Christian Scientists or their patients to have a return of old beliefs, as this is the argument sent out; also that there is no reversal of the treatment of Christian Science. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.12)
Watch, and pray daily that evil suggestions, in whatever guise, take no root in your thought, nor bear fruit. Ofttimes examine yourselves, and see if there be found anywhere a deterrent of Truth and Love, and “hold fast that which is good.” (Eddy, Mary Baker, The First Church of Christ, Scientist and Miscellany, 128:30-2)
WATCH – Repeat the following affirmations silently several times each day, not with strained anxiety to get something out of them, but trying to realize the meaning of the words:
God is All; there is no evil.
All is harmony; there is no discord.
All is health; there is no sickness.
All is Spirit; there is no matter.
All is joy; there is no sorrow.
All is Truth; there is no falsehood.
All is faith; there is no fear.
All is Life; there is no death.
All is Love; there is no hate. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.11)
Once more I write, Set your affections on things above; love one another; commune at the table of our Lord in one spirit; worship in spirit and in truth; and if daily adoring, imploring, and living the divine Life, Truth, Love, thou shalt partake of the bread that cometh down from heaven, drink of the cup of salvation, and be baptized in Spirit.(Eddy, Mary Baker, Christian Science Versus Pantheism, 14:4-9)
One day Mrs. Eddy said to a student, “Are you working?” He began to tell of his hours of study and work. She said, “When you see old age, do you declare that Life is eternal activity, beauty and joy? When you see the leaves falling and hear the wind blow, do you declare that there is no change, decay or cold? When you see deformity and disease, do you declare that man is made in the image and likeness of God?”
The student answered, “Mrs. Eddy, I am not working.” Mary Baker Eddy
(Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.59)
One thing I have greatly desired, and again earnestly request, namely, that Christian Scientists, here and elsewhere, pray daily for themselves; not verbally, nor on bended knee, but mentally, meekly, and importunately. When a hungry heart petitions the divine Father-Mother God for bread, it is not given a stone, – but more grace, obedience, and love. If this heart, humble and trustful, faithfully asks divine Love to feed it with the bread of heaven, health, holiness, it will be conformed to a fitness to receive the answer to its desire; then will flow into it the “river of His pleasure,” the tributary of divine Love, and great growth in Christian Science will follow, – even that joy which finds one’s own in another’s good. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Miscellaneous Writings, 127:7-19)
WATCH – Work every day to know that the belief of impossibility has no power over you. Know that it cannot possibly affect you in any way, and can never for an instant hinder your demonstration, whether you are working for health, peace, joy, or any mental quality, thing or experience. Know that you are conscious of the possibility and realization of all that is good and true. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.10)