Where is God in these troubled times? Is He listening? Can He help? Is prayer effective and reliable? Can it bring healing, hope, restoration in the face of life’s challenges?
"Yes!" says Martha Moffett, who is in the full-time practice of Christian Science healing. "God’s great goodness, His unchanging love, His justice are always at hand to heal, redeem, and restore." She cites well-documented examples of the power and willingness of God to heal through prayer in her talk, Prayer that Heals and Restores, on Sunday, April 26 at 3:00 at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 190 Benedict Avenue, Tarrytown. Admission is free. Parking, an elevator, and child care are provided. There will be an organ prelude, starting at 2:30.
"Prayer in Christian Science lifts thought higher to perceive life-changing truths about the nature of God and man which operate as laws, bringing harmony and healing into our lives. And the great thing about law," she adds, "is that it applies to everyone everywhere."
Law is a subject about which Martha Moffett knows a great deal. A former trial lawyer with the United States Department of Justice, she also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in Alexandria, Virginia, and then went into private practice in a large firm in Washington, D.C. Accompanying her husband on a three-year assignment in the Middle East, she became the Jerusalem staff attorney for the New York-based Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, monitoring prisons and refugee camps. She also worked in an Israeli law firm in the area of international law.
During this time, she was developing a deeper interest in another kind of law – God’s law of divine healing. Through studying the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Moffett’s understanding of this divine law increased until in 1994 she left her law practice to devote full time to the public practice of Christian Science healing. As a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship she also travels nationwide, speaking on the subject of prayer and healing. She and her husband live in St. Paul, Minnesota.