A Christian Science perspective on daily life.
For Christians, reliance on prayer for healing is nothing new. It goes back to the time of Christ Jesus and his apostles. Jesus healed the sick without drugs, and he set an example for all, declaring that his method of healing physical disease by spiritual means was not for him alone.
The Bible teaches the importance of looking to the divine consciousness for deliverance from distress. For example, Philippians states, "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus" (2:5), and Romans declares, "Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind" (12:2).
It's possible to get rid of wrong thinking or mentality, and embrace within us the mind "which was also in Christ Jesus." To do this involves recognizing, at least to a degree, that we are spiritual, not material – that we are the children of divine Mind. In this Mind there is not a single negative quality or any superstition or limited belief. The human consciousness is renewed by replacing matter-based beliefs about life and health with a Christ-like consciousness of all good coming from infinite Mind. The Christ is universal, the voice of divine Truth, which is always speaking to us of God's love. As this renewing process goes on, sickness, suffering, and other discordant conditions begin to disappear and give place to healing and salvation.
For over a century, students of Christian Science have been healing through prayer, including some cases deemed incurable by physicians. Christian Science healing in every case is spiritual, resulting from the operation of divine Truth in human consciousness. It involves a shift of thought from the basis of material thinking to divine consciousness, which reveals the universal laws of God, good, always in operation. It is not from the action of one human mind on another, or from human will, hypnotism, or mental suggestion.