Do you expect error to go away when you pray to God for healing?
In Christian Science, error is a term used to signify any quality, condition or circumstance that is contrary to the presence of God. Disease, pain, lack, conflict, and any other type of suffering, is called “error.” Truth is error’s antidote, and the purpose of prayer is to understand the spiritual truth that makes error go away.
When we pray, its important that we expect results from our prayer. It’s important that we expect the error to go away as spiritual truth dawns upon our thought and is understood better than before.
When a budding pianist sits down at the piano to learn a new piece of music, his first attempts to play the music may be riddled with errors. Because he is unfamiliar with the notes, he may misplay several of them. As he persists in practicing the music over again, he starts to learn the piece correctly. He plays more notes correctly and fewer notes incorrectly. Eventually, with persistence, perseverance and patience, he learns the music perfectly and plays it error-free.
Life is that way. We all have much to learn about spiritual life and how to live it perfectly. Our attempts to “get it right,” may be marked with errors in judgements and decision-making now and then, but as we persist in understanding spiritual truth, we make fewer errors, and get more of it correct. Like the pianist persisting in learning his music, as we persist in learning the music of Life, we get it right. There is less error and more truth expressed.
When we pray with sincerity and integrity, our prayers will sort out error from truth. We will see truth better, and willingly part with the error. The effect is less error and more Truth expressed in our life. It’s a given that this will happen. There is no doubt about it. Progress will occur. Guaranteed!
So, when you pray, expect error to go away. Have no doubt about it. Your prayers will reveal more of Truth to you, which in turn dispels error, and brings healing. There is nothing iffy or uncertain about the outcome. Truth always gains the upper hand, and error yields. Success is guaranteed.
As Jesus Christ promised, “Know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32, NLT.) And that means error-free!