Daily Watch for the week of June 12th – June 19th, 2016
From 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter
465 — WATCH that you permit no human circumstance, or sense of pleasure, pain, disturbance, sorrow, loss or joy, to submerge your demonstrating thought, so that you do not have it instantly at hand for use when you need it.
Once his daughter asked Gilbert Carpenter if it was wrong for a Christian Scientist to have any fun, and what the rule was. He said, “Never do anything along the line of pleasure that so submerges your demonstrating thought, that you do not have it instantly available, if there arises a need for it. Some pleasure is legitimate if it does not rob us of our working thought, or dull our appetite for God.” Read Mis. 362:30.
To The Watchers
from Watches, Prayers, and Arguments, as given by Mary Baker Eddy, page 49
“Hear, O Israel, for the Lord, our God, is one God.”
You are not to come in your own name to pray.
You are not to control any mind.
You are to come only in the divine strength, and know that God will rule and does, and that hypnotism and evil minds cannot, and do not, control men or governments.
All power is God, good.
This is my only formula to Christian Scientists for prayer, and God will give you faith that will remove mountains.