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Prayers for Hope and Healing: Seeking God’s Strength as You Face Health Challenges Hardcover – October 1, 2017
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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
About the Author
Sarah Forgrave is an author and wellness coach. Previously, she worked as a CPA in corporate America for eight years before health complications from pregnancy changed the course of her life forever. Sarah lives in the Midwest with her husband and two children. www.sarahforgrave.com
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You can easily pick it up, look up a relevant topic like "When you feel lonely" or "When you feel abandoned by your friends", and read a quick devotional that will brighten your day and help you focus on Jesus as your hope in every circumstance. The author's prayers are relatable and real and I really believe this book will help people feel not so alone in their health and faith struggles.
With 44 short chapters with titles like “When You Are Angry”, “When You Need a Second Opionion”, etc., it does not have to be read from front to back, but in any order needed. Each chapter includes an encouraging scripture verse, a short devotional and a suggested prayer for that chapter’s topic.
"Prayers for Hope and Healing" is Sarah Forgrave's debut book, and it is a little gift/devotional/prayer book for those facing health challenges. That's a tall order from a little book, but it delivers! So let me break down that part for you. This book is first of all, beautiful. It's smaller in size, hardback, and has a pretty bookmark ribbon in it. This wins you extra points when giving it for a gift. :) It's a devotional book, because each chapter has a short Scripture passage to open it and then a devotional reading. It's a prayer book, because each chapter ends with a specific prayer (and not a two sentence one) that ties to the chapter's theme.
For reasons I don't know but am grateful for, I'm not currently battling health challenges, but I read this book cover to cover, and I want to tell you what raced through my mind as I read.
I thought of my mom's hip replacement earlier this year. I thought of my husband's gallbladder surgery in January. I thought of my mother-in-law's ongoing battle with debilitating asthma. I thought of dozens of patients that pass through my husband's rehab hospital every week, both inpatient and outpatient, who are fighting huge battles to gain mobility and normalcy.
As I read from the perspective of those people, this book was spot-on. Sarah has faced some pretty big health issues, and so has her sister. From her own journey and walking alongside her sister, Sarah knows the frustration, discouragement, helplessness, hopelessness, and exhaustion that can come from long and short term illnesses. That shines through in her writing. She offers such compassion, sympathy, and hope in her words.
I also know (from the few times my health has caused problems) that you can know all the truths in the world, but to call them to mind proves difficult when you're overwhelmed by illness. Praying sometimes feels impossible. So Sarah's words, especially the prayers, are such a gift to those who might be out of words and in need of someone to stand in the spiritual gap for prayer and encouragement.
The chapters are short, so they aren't cumbersome to get through, and the topics are quite varied. Here is just a short sample of some chapter topics:
When You Feel Self-Conscious
When You Get Bad News
When You're Confused by Medical Jargon
When You're Scared of the Unknown
(There are 44 chapters in all.)
If you are battling a long or short term illness, you need this book. If you know someone in that boat, they need this book. It's a perfectly sized and priced gift. Get a box of them and hang onto them for that moment when you need something in a hurry and don't know what to possibly give that could be helpful. (Also perfect for church libraries, counselors, pastors, you name it!)
"Prayers For Hope and Healing" is the book for anyone going through chronic illness, a loss that is beyond your control, or a tragedy that leaves you feeling lost and alone. And the design? Gorgeous. Just the colors and floral pattern brings a sense of peace.
"Prayers for Hope and Healing" receives my "For Such A Time" seal of approval. This is a book you will want to give to others again and again. Sarah Forgrave is a gifted writer, and I wept healing tears as I read each devotional.
Forty-four readings with accompanying prayers, a lavender ribbon to mark your place, and words that serve as a healing, soothing salve for your hurting soul..."Prayers for Hope and Healing" is a treasure. My thanks to Harvest House Publishers for my complimentary copy, with no promised obligation in return.