Release Date: October 2017
Page Count: 160
Size: 4 1/2 x 6 3/4
Binding: Hardcover w/ribbon
Case Lot Quantity: 56
Prayers for Hope and Healing
Seeking God’s Strength as You Face Health Challenges
Amid Pain and Weakness…There Is HOPE
Serious or chronic medical issues bring a litany of painful and confusing feelings that only someone else who’s been in a similar situation could possibly understand. Sarah Forgrave has walked the difficult road you find yourself on. And she empathizes with the uncertain future you face.
No matter the road ahead, you don’t have to face it alone. Even in the depths of your worst emotional and physical pain, God is right there beside you, offering His comfort, love, and peace.
As you read these heartfelt prayers and devotions, let this book be your manual to help navigate the difficult set of emotions that come with health issues. Read it front to back or go directly to the devotion addressing how you feel at any given moment…when you need it the most.
Above all, know that you are never, ever alone.
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"When my husband was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in his mid-thirties, confusion and questions about a suddenly unknown future set in. How I wish we had a prayer guide such as Sarah Forgrave's Prayers for Hope and Healing to give us the words we lacked. The verses, thoughts, and prayers in this book are a balm for the soul. Whether you or someone you love is facing a medical crisis, this book offers truth and hope to anchor your heart and mind during these confusing times. With kindness and understanding, Forgrave guides you to the heart of the Father, who loves you deeply and reminds you He is near even though He may feel far away."
—Amelia Rhodes, author of Pray A to Z: A Practical Guide to Pray for Your Community
"I had no idea when I first received a copy of Prayers for Hope and Healing how very personal this book was going to be for me. But now that I find myself in a fight against stage 4 lymphoma, I realize what a gift Sarah Forgrave has given us all. This is a book that will help you pray in the midst of struggle and crisis when you thought no more prayers were left. It's practical and compassionate, and it will encourage not only to those who are facing illness, but also those who love those who are facing illness."
—Dave Butts, president of Harvest Prayer Ministries and former chair of America's National Prayer Committee
"As a family physician, I have learned that true health is more than just a cured disease or medicated problem. Medical illnesses affect our relationships and challenge our faith. Pain and strife cause us to ask tough questions—the same tough questions that Sarah Forgrave addresses in Prayers for Hope and Healing. If we are honest with ourselves, we all have asked these questions—or will. This book is real and honest and points us to the One who has the answers and true healing. If you are going through difficult medical issues or love someone who is, I would recommend these prayers of hope."
—Andrew M. Cougill, MD
"Author Sarah Forgrave understands the hard places of life. Her prayers give voice to our own struggles and help us connect with the One who can see us through. Prayers for Hope and Healing is more than a book to read once and put on a shelf. For me, it will be a well-worn volume with a permanent place on my bedside table."
—Edie Melson, author of While My Child Is Away: My Prayers for When We Are Apart
"After 40 years of making hospital visits, I will feel comfortable giving this book to others. Caregivers and those they care for are asking these questions—heart-wrenching questions that need to be addressed. If you're going through hard times, it's likely you've wrestled with many of the 44 devotional themes in Prayers for Hope and Healing. Sarah Forgrave's gentle manner shines in these pages, and her thoughts will touch the hurting and help them to realize they are not alone. Each guided prayer in this book is a prompt toward hope."
—Jim Littlejohn, pastoral care minister
"Sarah Forgrave's Prayers for Hope and Healing is a beautiful and tender expression of the inexpressible—when we can't find the words to pray because the need is so great. Birthed from her own place of pain and healing, the book Forgrave has created addresses the multiple appendages of a deep heart need with authenticity, vulnerability, and faith made stronger through adversity. Her sensitivity to include a breadth of potential concerns makes this book rise above others on the subject of prayer."
—Cynthia Ruchti, author of 20 books, including Ragged Hope and Tattered and Mended
"As I read each of the chapters of Prayers for Hope and Healing, I remembered so many of my former hospice patients. I found myself thinking how valuable a tool this book could have been for those patients and their families. The simplicity of the devotional thoughts are strengthened by the very personal prayers. I'm praying that many will find true spiritual strength and grace in difficult times as a result of this book."
—Reverend Wayne Shidler, retired hospice chaplain
"Prayers for Hope and Healing by Sarah Forgrave is a breath of fresh air for my weary soul. As a breast cancer survivor and pulmonary fibrosis patient, I have been through my share of medical issues. Sarah meets my feelings of fear and discouragement with the empathy only someone who has walked this path can have. At the same time, she offers hope and encouragement from God, who wants to walk this road with me.
"Sarah's kind words help me know she understands what I am going through. She helps me reach out to God when I'm weary by providing me with words to pray and Scriptures that offer me hope no matter what. As a patient with a terminal illness, this book will be my constant companion, bringing me comfort as I walk my final path to Him."
—Kim Fredrickson, author of Give Yourself a Break: Turning Your Inner Critic into a Compassionate Friend
"No stranger to living with chronic and serious illness, Sarah Forgrave shares from her own experience with vulnerability and empathy in Prayers for Hope and Healing. In each brief devotional, readers will recognize their own physical and emotional struggles and feel less alone in dealing with the many challenges of chronic illness.
ldquo;Without offering platitudes or pat answers, a message of hope in the midst of pain permeates each devotional and prayer. Living with illness is a lonely journey. Out of necessity we may spend many hours alone resting or with friends who aren't sure what to say or do. Prayers for Hope and Healing draws readers to the Lord, reminding them of His constant presence and His offer of comfort and strength.
"The subtitles of each devotional identify a specific topic related to living with illness. This helpful feature enables readers to return to Prayers for Hope and Healing again and again to read a devotional addressing a particular need of the moment."
—Judy Gann, author of The God of All Comfort: Devotions of Hope for Those Who Chronically Suffer