Achieving Your Goal = Prayer + Works
This week’s Bible Lesson on Love contains this question from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy:
Do we pursue the old selfishness, satisfied with having prayed for something better, though we give no evidence of the sincerity of our requests by living consistently with our prayer? S&H 9:7
In other words, it’s not enough to pray for healing and then go on our way. We must live “consistently with our prayer” in order for them to take effect.