Christian Science textbook, large type edition, by Rolf
A. F. Witzsche
Science and Health with Key the Scriptures,
1 - - Prayer
How empty are our conceptions of Deity! We admit
theoretically that God is good, omnipotent, omnipresent,
infinite, and then we try to give
information to this infinite Mind. We plead
for unmerited pardon and for a liberal outpouring of
benefactions. Are we really grateful for the good
already received? Then we shall avail ourselves of the
blessings we have, and thus be fitted to receive more.
Gratitude is much more than a verbal expression of
thanks. Action expresses more gratitude than speech.
If we are ungrateful for Life, Truth, and Love, and
yet return thanks to God for all blessings, we are insincere
and incur the sharp censure our Master pronounces
on hypocrites. In such a case, the only
acceptable prayer is to put the finger on the lips and
remember our blessings. While the heart is far from
divine Truth and Love, we cannot conceal the ingratitude
of barren lives.
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