A beautiful collection of prayers that draws upon the riches of the church, providing hope, comfort, and strength in times of need. Many of us have had the experience of visiting someone ill and thinking "What should I say or do now? Dare I offer to say a prayer?" But we do not know how to frame one and are too embarassed to make the suggestion, so we mumble something and leave. "Prayers for Health and Healing" is a beautiful collection of prayers that draws upon the riches of the church, classic and contemporary, and provides an invaluable resource in time of need. From the Celts, the fathers and mothers of the church, to contemporary spiritual writers such as Marjorie Holmes, Sheila Cassidy, and David Adam, here are prayers for hope, comfort, and strength. Each chapter is devoted to prayers for a particular situation: chronic illness and disability, depression and sorrow, illness in old age, losing a child, death and bereavement, even prayers for nurses, doctors and caregivers. Int he hands of a minister to the sick or in the pocket of a friend wanting to pray with someone who is ill, "Prayers for Health and Healing" gives an appropriate expression to our longing for the deeper well-being of our loved ones in illness.