by Mary Baker Eddy
Grant, O my God, that neither the joys, nor the sorrows of this period shall have visited my heart in vain! Make me wiser and stronger for immediate duties and ripen me by whatever means You see best for things that lie beyond.
Inasmuch as I am God’s child, spiritual and not material, I must be perfect. I am whole; I am free; I have all I need every hour; I am without fear, without anxiety; I live in Spirit, not in matter (error); I am not in danger; no one can harm me or deprive me of any good.
I know no such thing as pain, suffering, or disease, for I am a reflection of Life, Truth and Love. I am never disappointed or grieved. The harmony of my being is never broken, because I live in the infinite. No condition of the body or the presence of anyone’s personality is essential to my happiness, for God, good, only, is the spring of all my joys. My life is hid with Christ in God. Therefore, I am immortal, for nothing can be lost or die in God.