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Hopes unseen and unspoken
Here he was: prostrate, limp, a huge tube going down his windpipe.
by Samuel Wells
Can we reclaim "thoughts and prayers"?
Instead of being an excuse for inaction, thoughts and prayers can turn us toward acts of love.
by Stephanie Paulsell
My friends are praying for me. Does God care?
God’s response to Job is cold comfort when you have terminal cancer.
by Jeffrey Weiss
Prayer isn’t our work, it’s God’s
I mostly agree with Jeffrey Weiss about prayer. I think St. Paul would too.
by Jason Micheli
At the deathbed of a man who cared for others
Every week, Cameron visited the lonely and afflicted. Now I’m visiting him.
by Isaac S. Villegas
The prayers of the people call us. When we answer, we invite the possibility that it is we who will be poor, hungry, sick, and in prison.
by Ragan Sutterfield
That Dragon, Cancer is a unique video game: it offers us the experience of our powerlessness.
by David Keck
And what would happen if we didn't?
by Frederick A. Niedner
Maybe this is your real prayer for others and for yourself. “Make this trial and tragedy a glimpse of your glory, a window into your world.”
Prayer is not a violation of the laws of nature. It's woven into God's ongoing act of creation, as fully as the tides.
by Thomas G. Long
by John Buchanan