And on the seventh day…
Seven is a significant numeral in biblical terms, suggesting completeness. And the past six days’ worth of thought-provoking accounts of prayer healing found on the internet wouldn’t be complete without examples of the kind of healing that takes place through the practice of Christian Science. (Click here for a more in-depth explanation of why we have been, and will be, highlighting healing prayer narratives in this blog.)
These testimonies of healing have been appearing for over 100 years, right up till the present day, in the Christian Science periodicals – week after week in the Christian Science Sentinel and month after month in The Christian Science Journal and The Christian Science Herald.
Today, being a Wednesday, is the day in which Christian Science churches across the globe host evening meetings for sharing such “Testimony in regard to the healing of the sick” which is seen as being “highly important. More than a mere rehearsal of blessings, it scales the pinnacle of praise and illustrates the demonstration of Christ, “who healeth all thy diseases” (Psalm 103:3).” (The Manual of The Mother Church.)
Here are two examples of the kind of Christian Science healing that is taking place daily around the world, and which has taken place since Mary Baker Eddy first published Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures in 1875.
Healing of UK child in an accident: Susan and her husband got the call no parent wants to get, that their child had been rushed to a hospital after being hit by a car. Hear how they applied prayer to the situation day by day, while the hospital doctors were monitoring the case.
My favourite quote in this healing narrative: “There was no medication given, although several times the doctors felt they wanted to do something the next day, but when the time came, each time they found he was much better, and so they didn’t need to do anything, and the plans were cancelled.”
Foot healed in situ during ballet audition (from Prayer That Heals) A Californian Christian Scientist, called Robyn, relates how she and her mother prayed together for a rapid recovery of her foot following an accident just ahead of an audition for the Boston ballet.
My favourite quote in this healing narrative: is from “the scientific statement of being” written by Mary Baker Eddy. Robyn quotes, “There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter…” which is what she then went on to prove, through her healing.