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Prayer

  • A prayer for the social/economic upheaval of the world

    "It is 'a consummation devoutly to be wished' that all nations shall speedily learn and practise the intermediate line of justice between the classes and masses of mankind, and thus exemplify in all things the universal equity of Christianity.” (Miscellany)

    "In all things the universal equity of Christianity" is the will of divine Love.

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  • Does God answer prayer or is it will-worship?

    A while ago, I was encouraged to write down a list of things that I really wanted from the depths of my heart and to earnestly pray to God for them. I was promised that when I returned to the list later, I would be amazed at the results. Apparently, I did not do it right, because it was not my experience.

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  • Gethsemane glorified

    In addition to a hymn, and some readings to establish the atmosphere, we will welcome a testimony or two.

    TEXT:

    Gethsemane glorified

    During his night of gloom and glory in the garden, Jesus realized the utter error of a belief in any possible material intelligence. The pangs of neglect and the staves of bigoted ignorance smote him sorely. His students slept. He said unto them: "Could Ye not watch with me one hour?" Could they not watch with him who, waiting and struggling in voiceless agony, held uncomplaining guard over a world?  There was no response to that human yearning, and so Jesus turned forever away from earth to heaven, from sense to Soul. Remembering the sweat of agony which fell in holy benediction on the grass of Gethsemane, shall the humblest or mightiest disciple murmur when he drinks from the same cup, and think, or even wish, to escape the exalting ordeal of sin's revenge on its destroyer? Truth and Love bestow few palms until the consummation of a life-work. (S&H)

    DISCUSSION:

    1. What strikes you most in this paragraph, and explain why, and how you can use it in your experience?

    2. "Sin's revenge on its destroyer." What that all about? "Exalting ordeal?"

    3. "Few palms until the consummation of a life-work?" Why bother, then?

     

    Hi-lites of session on Gethsemane  

     

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  • How loving prayer can be hatred

    It could be a parent, a friend, a fellow-church member, a false practitioner, a minister, etc.:

    Dear Lord, Help so-and-so who is on a wrong path, to see the light.

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  • Subject: Ingratitude

    Please bring selections from the Bible and correlative passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures to "handle" the sin of ingratitude.

    In total, we should cover how ingratitude enters, why it is deadly, and what is its antidote. Obviously each contributor cannot cover all this - just take the angle that "lights up" for you and we will let divine Mind complete the picture.

    Hi-lites of session on Ingratitude  

     

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