My Breast Lumps Disappeared — Through the Science of Prayer

Janis Hunt Johnson
6 min readJun 11, 2022
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Praying with the Power of God’s Name.

The awesome female presence of God became an absolute lifesaver for me — many years ago, after a medical exam. I hadn’t been to see a doctor since our daughter was born, 11 years earlier. As a Christian Scientist, I turn to God as a first resort.

Since I’d met every health challenge successfully with scientific prayer, there had been no need for physicians. But because my husband wanted me to have a checkup, out of my love for him, I went to see a doctor.

The doctor found a number of lumps in my breasts. For the first time in my life, I underwent a mammogram and breast ultrasound. Choosing a spiritual perspective, I did not give any authority to such tests.

The medical view focuses on the body as material, perpetually subject to disease and decline. In this matter-mindset, it follows that we can be easily gripped by fear, expecting to find something wrong, which we’ll then have to fix.

Instead of living in that scenario, I chose to start at the top — at wholeness, at my true identity as spiritual, not material — as the perfect image and likeness of God.

A new student of Hebrew at the time, I had just recently learned about The Divine Name of El Shaddai. I…



Janis Hunt Johnson

Author, 5 Smooth Stones: Our Power to Heal Without Medicine through the Science of Prayer. Transformational Editor. From Chicago to L.A., now in Pacific NW.