“At a time of contagious disease, Christian Scientists endeavor to rise in consciousness to the true sense of the omnipotence of Life, Truth, and Love, and this great fact in Christian Science realized will stop a contagion.”
The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 116:2
As the third period of national lockdown draws to a close, we invite you to join us in committing a little time each day at 6pm GMT to praying in response to the current needs in the UK.
For those wishing to share inspiration gained during the week, there will be an opportunity to do so on this page each weekend from 8am on Saturday to 8am on Monday.
While we each can, of course, pray throughout the day, we felt it would be unifying and strengthening to nominate a particular time daily to pause for silent prayer in this regard.
In a recent non-denominational call to prayer issued by the Church of England, the Archbishop of York, the Most Revd Stephen Cottrell, told the BBC:
“I believe that by praying we can make a difference and we can begin to be that difference.”
As students of Christian Science we share that conviction, and it’s our silent, prayerful communion with God that will be the focus of our prayer watch.
“Silent prayer is a desire, fervent, importunate: here metaphysics is seen to rise above physics, and rest all faith in Spirit, and remove all evidence of any other power than Mind; whereby we learn the great fact that there is no omnipotence, unless omnipotence is the All-power.”
The People’s Idea Of God — Its Effect on Health and Christianity, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 9
We trust our prayers will aid in evidencing in our nation the ever-presence of this benevolent All-power of God.