Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Week of Prayer

I don't pray, not in the traditional fold-your-hands-and-think-of-a-man-in-white-robes sort of way.  My prayer is more like poems and thoughts in the wind (or on my couch.)  It feels less tangible but maybe just as significant. In 1995, Dr. Elizabeth Targ researched the power of prayer, (which I suppose could be likened to simple positive thinking.)  Her project involved praying for AIDS patients.  After the first six months of the study, four of the patients in the control group had died.  None of the patients prayed for had died, none.

This week, I ask for you to join me in prayers (or positive thoughts) for Gina and her family.  They are fighting for both justice and the care and keeping of their family after horrendous hospital mistakes led to brain damage in their daughters.

If you don't know their incredible story, watch this.

And afterwards, say a little prayer that this week, the Gort family finds victory and peace of mind.


  1. I am a firm believer in the power of prayer. I have seen it work. The Gorts are in my prayers every day, as are the Bonds. But today I will double my efforts. Thanks for the push.