Forgiveness Prayer

Forgiveness Prayer

Declaration to Release Anger, Resentment and Bitterness (Prayer adapted from Biblical Foundations of Freedom by Art Mathias, p. 111.) You can use this personally, or with another needing to release resentment or bitterness toward an offender. Verbal declarations...
Waiting On God

Waiting On God

“God seems cruel,”said Angela over dinner.  While agitating, poking and stirring her food around the plate she clamored, “I don’t like that story. I just don’t like waiting.” Angela, a female physician seated next to her husband and across from me, began shifting in...
How Do You Pray In The Office?

How Do You Pray In The Office?

How Do You Pray in the Office? In an office setting where I will not do surgery but feel that they will benefit from prayer, this is an example of what I would say: Me: Many people find prayer helpful. I would be happy to say a prayer for your condition. Is that...
On Praying For Patients

On Praying For Patients

A patient must feel free to say “no” without feeling that a refusal will jeopardize their care or our doctor-patient relationship. My “spiritual history” consists of two questions: 1. Were you raised with a faith or religion? 2. Are you practicing a faith now? Praying...
Prayer Studies

Prayer Studies

(1) 75% of 35,000 Americans age 18 or older reported that they pray at least once per week with 58% praying at least once per day. Data from the Pew Forum U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, conducted May 8 to Aug. 13, 2007, among more than 35,000 Americans age 18 and...
Offering Prayer and Medicine

Offering Prayer and Medicine

Prayer and Medicine Every pill we prescribe has a risk of doing good or harm. To rely on personal experience and education is not enough, no matter how many times the treatment has worked previously. Not only doctors, but lawyers, accountants, financial advisers and...

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