As recent scientific research shows, the simple act of praying can be emotionally, spiritually, and even physically healing. With Prayers for Healing, Maggie Oman invites readers into a healing space that can transform both mind and body. Organized in daybook form, the book focuses on healing in all its dimensions - physical, emotional, interpersonal, social, and environmental. Quotations range from sources such as the Bible, the Tao Te Ching, the Koran, the Torah, and Native American texts, as well as from Deepak Chopra, Rumi, Martin Luther King Jr., Marianne Williamson, and others. Together they create a tapestry of comfort and inspiration for rejuvenation and renewal.
In times of sickness or adversity, humans tend to seek comfort and healing from a greater power. We know this quest as prayer; universally it has brought solace and healing to many seekers. For those who lack the words, inspiration, or familiarity with prayer, Maggie Oman has assembled a collection of healing prayers for every day of the year. Included are voices as familiar as Duke Ellington ("Every man prays in his own language, and there is no language that God does not understand."), Bobby McFerrin, and May Sarton, along with voices as reverent as the Chinook Indians, Kahlil Gibran, and Mother Teresa.