Last year I received a call from a Pentecostal lady friend whose son was in the hospital and needed triple heart by-pass surgery.  She wanted me and her church friends to pray for him.  I prayed the Scientific Statement of Being, which goes like this:  “There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter.  All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all.  Spirit is immortal Truth; matter is mortal error.  Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal.  Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness.  Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual.” (From Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy, page 468).  My friend said that the surgeon was Christian and I am sure he prayed also, and the surgery was a success.  Her son is back working part-time.  Also, I was healed of a cold in the process.

PH  Springdale, AR
Note:   Prayer works effectively.  However, Christian Science treatment, which is a very specific focused type of prayer, was not employed in this case involving surgery.