When we understand that health is the consciousness of harmony, it’s easy to see how uprooting fear and a belief that we are separated from God — our divine Life and Love — is essential to maintaining health and freedom from sickness.
Mary Baker Eddy understood this and explained it in an article entitled Contagion. Here is an excerpt:
“Floating with the popular current of mortal thought without questioning the reliability of its conclusions, we do what others do, believe what others believe, and say what others say. Common consent is contagious…If only the people would believe that good is more contagious than evil, since God is omnipresence, how much more certain would be the doctor’s success…The confidence of mankind in contagious disease would thus become beautifully less; and in the same proportion would faith in the power of God to heal and to save mankind increase, until the whole human race would become healthier, holier, happier, and longer lived.” Read more
Your prayer and consciousness of God’s power can help and heal.
“There is no power apart from God. Omnipotence has all-power, and to acknowledge any other power is to dishonor God.”
(Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 228)
“Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.” (Psalm 91)
If you’re praying about fear of contagion and sickness, here is an additional article called “Closing the door on contagion” which can help grow your understanding and confidence in God, ensuring peace and safety.