A patient was telling me how she had been arguing against a disease in her prayerful effort to be healed of suffering disease. “I don’t have this disease. I don’t have a physical ailment. I’m not material,” were some of her protestations of truth. But the healing proved elusive.
To help her find success, I mentioned, “Your arguments of truth still recognize the belief of disease, as if it’s a real entity you must get rid of. It would be helpful to move thought away from trying to get rid of an unreality to discerning reality.”
We discussed how reality was her perfect health in Mind, her spiritual being with God, her harmonious Life in Spirit.
As her thought shifted from trying to get rid of suffering, to honoring her reality with God as a healthy spiritual being filled with the harmony and peace of God, her prayers found traction. The error lost its hold on thought, and healing came.
This woman’s experience offers a valuable lesson for all of us who pray for healing. Jesus taught, “Know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). As Christian Science explains, our “truth” is our spiritual reality with God.
To say, “I don’t have a cold,” is a statement that echoes a spiritual reality, but is not yet emphasizing our full reality with God.
To declare, “I am a healthy, well spiritual creation of God,” is an accurate statement of spiritual reality and nearer what Jesus had in mind when he instructed, “Know the truth” that sets you free.
Argue for spiritual truth—pure spiritual truth—when in prayer. It brings faster results.