Daily Watch for the week of June 19th – June 26th, 2016
From 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter
47 — WATCH lest you endeavor to apply the scientific process of Christian Science with the notion that it will operate successfully with one’s thought turned in. It is a Science; it is exact and its rules must be rightly obeyed. One of its rules is that we must have unselfish and lofty motives..
Jesus declared, “A prophet is not without honour, but . . . in his own house.’ Prophecy may be defined as the spiritual process whereby the harmony you hope to manifest is held in thought as a present reality, until the opposite false testimony yields and disappears. One practical deduction from Jesus’ statement is that this method of demonstration is not without honour, or efficacy, except when one’s thought is turned in to his own body, or house; the prophetic method whereby a future harmony is brought into present experience or manifestation, operates when thought is unselfed and turned out to bless all mankind.
Apparent discord is caused by a break in the continuity of man’s spiritual reflection, just as sparks and perhaps a fire are caused by a break or short circuit in an electric wire. This break is caused when man’s thought turns into his body. Hence our Leader gives this rule in Science and Health as the remedy, “We should forget our bodies in remembering good and the human race.”
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.