Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Enable us to know, — as in heaven, so on earth, — God is omnipotent, supreme.
Question: How does God “enable us to know” that He is omnipotent, supreme?
Answer: The dictionary tells us that enable means “to make able; provide with means,
opportunity, power or authority.” History, especially Bible history, shows that mankind
has been given many opportunities to know God. Thanks to individuals like Moses, the
Prophets, Jesus, Paul, Mary Baker Eddy, and other people who have shared their spiritual
revelations, the world has been lifted from darkness to light.
Through the discovery of Christian Science, we have better insight into how God enables us.
We have learned that human problems can be turned into opportunities to prove that God is
“omnipotent, supreme,” by healing them.
“The spiritual sense of the Scriptures understood enables one to utilize the power of divine Love in casting out God’s opposites, called evils, and in healing the sick.” (’00 5:27-29)
“Hold perpetually this thought, — that it is the spiritual idea, the Holy Ghost and Christ, which enables you to demonstrate, with scientific certainty, the rule of healing, based upon its divine Principle, Love, underlying, overlying, and encompassing all true being.” (S&H 496:15)
God is working with us and through us. When you pray this line of the Lord’s Prayer, do not be surprised if you are given opportunities each day to prove that God is omnipotent, supreme!
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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Three: The Lord’s Prayer”
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