Christian Science textbook, large type edition, by Rolf
A. F. Witzsche
Science and Health with Key the Scriptures,
1 - - Prayer
Experience teaches us that we do not always receive
the blessings we ask for in prayer. There is some misapprehension
of the source and means of
all goodness and blessedness, or we should
certainly receive that for which we ask. The Scriptures
say: "Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask
amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts." That
which we desire and for which we ask, it is not always
best for us to receive. In this case infinite Love will
not grant the request. Do you ask wisdom to be merciful
and not to punish sin? Then "ye ask amiss."
Without punishment, sin would multiply. Jesus' prayer,
"Forgive us our debts," specified also the terms of
forgiveness. When forgiving the adulterous woman he
said, "Go, and sin no more."
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