Many people today have questions about whether prayer can make a difference. Christian Science practitioners are convinced it can. They’ve seen evidence of it. They’ve experienced real healing proof of God’s care. And they are available to help others find how prayer can bring healing to their lives also.
While prayer itself can be any heartfelt desire to know God better, prayer for healing is specifically based on applying the laws of God that were evident in Christ Jesus’ ministry. It is known as Christian Science treatment. This treatment is based on an understanding that experience is determined by thought, rather than the material circumstances we may find ourselves in. And just as Jesus proved that healing happens when consciousness is more anchored in the authority and laws of God than in material conditions, practitioners today work with others to resolve any problem through this same scientifically Christian method of healing.
Below are some frequently asked questions about Christian Science practitioners.
Why would you call a practitioner?
If you need help finding more good in your life. Everyone can have a direct relationship with God, feel divine Love’s presence in their lives, and experience healing. But sometimes that’s easier said than done, and in such cases, it is helpful to have the support of a practitioner. Their consecrated prayer and understanding of God’s power and presence can result in a sense of deep calm and a spiritual uplift. This reassures one’s own faith and results in healing.
What is it like to work with a Christian Science practitioner?
When you call on a practitioner, they will pray for, and along with you, to find solutions to any problem you may be facing. Prayer, in Christian Science (also known as Christian Science treatment), is not positive thinking or using the human mind for healing. Rather, it is a humble submission or yielding to the all-presence and power of God, good. This deepens our sense of God’s presence and transforms us.
When we feel that spiritual good is more real than what is wrong, the result is healing. A practitioner may provide insights from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures to help you trust God’s power and find resolution to whatever is wrong. Your conversation with a practitioner will be protected by complete confidentiality.
Can prayer alone really result in healing?
Yes, generations of people have found prayer through Christian Science a reliable way to find healing for everything from a health issue to a financial burden, an ethical dilemma, or a lack of purpose or worth.
What is a Journal-listed Christian Science practitioner and what are their credentials?
A Journal-listed Christian Science practitioner advertises their practice in The Christian Science Journal. They are individuals who have chosen to dedicate their lives to following the example of Christ Jesus. Their life experience has cultivated in them a deep faith to trust God wholeheartedly and has shown them that Christian Science treatment can resolve and heal any issue. To advertise, they must go through an evaluation process with The Mother Church, which includes verified healing references.
Is this a free ministry?
Practitioners are self-employed and don’t receive any form of payment from the Church. Like everyone else, they need to be able to feed their families and put a roof over their heads, so they do charge a reasonable fee for their services in the spirit of Jesus’ guidance in the Bible that “the labourer is worthy of his hire” (Luke 10:7). Practitioners are happy to answer any questions patients may have about fees.
How do I contact a practitioner?
You can contact practitioners advertising in The Christian Science Journal in the online directory. You can reach practitioners by phone, email, and sometimes by text. You can meet them in person, or work remotely.