Friday, May 15, 2009

A Prayer Circle

While I rarely post twice in one day, my dear friend Gianna from Beyond Meds, is at a special detox facility trying to recover from a five-year struggle to get off medication. I've recently read a few books by Dr. Larry Dossey about the power of prayer, and so I'd like to recommend that all of my readers who know her (and even those who don't), spend a few minutes each day praying for her recovery.

Without sounding like a California "woo-woo," which you probably know I'm not, I do believe that the strength of our love and our prayers (which can just be considered positive thoughts for those of us who are more secular) can make a difference!

Gianna, if you read this, I want you to know I've emailed a few friends whose belief in God is so strong that I'm hoping you're already feeling their love and mine!


Paula Joy said...

Hey Susan,

Thanks for emailing me about Gianna. She will ceratinly be in my prayers. And, you know me, I FIRMLY believe that prayer DOES work!!

Wellness Writer said...

Dear Paula,
I do know you! And I figured that if you, Marja, Nancie, and Wendy pray for Gianna, she might make a miraculous recovery! (smiling face)


Mariposa said...

I believe in the power of prayer...that is why I made it this far.

Lifting up Gianna in prayers now...and will keep praying for her and for all of us.

Thanks for reaching out to us for her.

Wellness Writer said...

Dear Mariposa,
Thank you for thanking me. I'm really touched!


Wendy Love said...

I am praying for Gianna right now....
Wendy Love

Emma said...

This is such a lovely idea, and I truly believe it makes such a difference. Such faith, love and support can only be good thing. The nature of the religion is not so important, it is the faith and strength of commitment which can lift and inspire.

Wellness Writer said...

Dear Wendy,
On Gianna's behalf, thanks so very much!


Wellness Writer said...

Dear Emma,
I echo your thoughts on this. "The nature of religion is not so important, it is the faith and strength of commitment which can lift and inspire." Thanks so much for your comment.


Danielle said...

I went by to visit your friend's blog and will keep her on my prayer list as she courageously continues to pursue wellness.

Thanks so much for stopping by and saying hello. I must say that last week I had to tell myself...NO MORE FLOWERS!!...and of course as I sat in my backyard this morning I couldn't help but be drawn to the flowers that are doing exceptionally well in my "happy place" and wondering if they are still available at the garden center ;)

Stay well...glad the clouds have lifted.

Wellness Writer said...

Dear Danielle,
On behalf of Gianna, thank you! Yes, this gardening thing can be quite expensive. For my gardening class, I've planted an herb garden, but at home, I'm drawn to herbs and flowers and maybe even vegetables.

In California, everything can grow so it's like paradise.


Gianna said...

thank you all,
I have been in tears and feeling a deep sense of gratitude because I know I have been given a great bounty in being able to come to where I am being treated, but it is the love of virtual friends and strangers I've met through this medium that I feel more than anything at this time and it's moving me more than I can say.

thank you very much.

knowing there are so many helping me gives me strength.

Wellness Writer said...

Dear Gianna,
On behalf of my readers and friends, thank you for thanking us! It's good to know you're finding compassionate people to help you. It's inspirational to note how much support you're getting from our virtual wellness communities!

With love,

More Than Conquerors said...

Dear Susan,

I am praying for Gianna. I am unwell but looking to God, and resting...

Take care. Remembering you and other friends in prayers too.

With love,

Wellness Writer said...

Dear Nancy,
The sign of a truly kind person is someone who can pray for another despite feeling unwell hersself. All my hopes and prayers for your recovery as well.

With love,

wojak1723 said...

I think there is only one "book" on the power of prayer. Um, The Bible? Woo woo.

Wellness Writer said...

Dear Wojak,
I can't disagree with that!


marja said...

I too am praying for Gianna's recovery - praying that she will sense God's presence and love through those of us who are thinking of her.

Wellness Writer said...

Thanks Marja. I really appreciate it, and I'm sure Gianna will as well.


duanesherry1 said...


You wrote:

"I do believe that the strength of our love and our prayers."

So do I, and I've been keeping her in my thoughts and prayers, as I do you.


Wellness Writer said...

Dear Duane,
Thanks so much for your comment and for your thoughts and prayers for Gianna and me. You're a dear friend!