WATCH – I want you to take up the Watch every two hours as long as you live or until you can make the right side real to your consciousness.
When I work for the weather, everybody wants fair weather, only they believe there will be bad weather, and I only have to overcome that belief; but when malice comes in and declares there shall be storms, then I have a task to overcome that. Now make real to yourselves: there is no envy, malice, hate nor revenge. God is Love and Love is All. All is health and holiness. There is no opposite. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.10)
WATCH – Dear one, realize for yourself and all each day, clear and strong, that the Christ, Truth, does not merely open “the windows of heaven” for us, or promise us heaven, but the knowledge of the Christ in Christian Science is heaven here and now. This knowledge of Truth as it is taught in Science is heaven’s open door for all. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.6)
PRAYER 8/10/97 – Pray God to take away my testimony of the lying senses, and increase my faith and spiritual sense. Mary Baker Eddy
(Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.78)
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)
PRAYER – Oh, keep me ever seeing Thee and seeing as Thou seest, my Life, my joy, my All. Mary Baker Eddy
(Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.30)
WATCH – The first thing in the morning, call on God to deliver you from temptation and help you to be awake. Then do your chores, not as a dreamy hashish eater, but with a clear sense of what to do and just how to do it. Then sit down and first get yourself into a consciousness of your power with God, and then take up the outside watch. Sit until this is clear, – if two hours. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.8)
WATCH – When you lie down to sleep, know that you have self-control, and that the ever-lasting arms are about you, and nothing can intrude into your quiet sanctuary – your peace and rest. You say you cannot sleep – why not rather say you rest in God who does not sleep? You need no sleep. Realize this, and the fear that you will not sleep will disappear and you will sleep. It is the assurance of knowing that makes us master of the situation. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.8)