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Christian Scientist To Discuss Healing and Prayer

Have you ever considered whether prayer can help people cope with health problems, or with relationship meltdowns and financial emergencies? Later this month, Christian Science teacher Kevin Graunke will share his experiences with the restorative power of prayer in a talk at the Darien Library .

"Prayer can be a trusted and reliable means for bringing peace, healing and freedom into one's individual life," says Graunke, who is also a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. His talk, "Christian Science Healing: Praying With Certainty," is being hosted by the Christian Science Church of Darien .

A study of more than 31,000 Americans by the National Institute of Health found that more than half have prayed for their own health. Graunke, a native of Wisconsin, will address whether prayer is a consistent and provable method of healing. He will draw on lessons from the Bible and the book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science.

"You can pray effectively, discover answers and experience healing for yourself and others," said Graunke.

The lecturer began his career in journalism and spent 17 years in advertising and corporate communications. He gives talks all over the country, teaching people about the Christian Science beliefs of solving health problems through prayer and lessons found in the Bible. He writes for The Christian Science Journal and Christian Science Sentinel. His wife is a Christian Science nurse.

"God's divine law of grace and truth is, in fact, a principle – permanent, unchanging and universal, that anyone can apply again and again with certain results – just like a math equation," Graunke said.

The free talk will be held March 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Darien Library.

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