Wednesday, March 14, 2007

CQOD: 03/17/07 -- Carrel: Healer against all odds

Christian Quotation of the Day

March 17, 2007
Feast of Patrick, Bishop of Armagh, Missionary, Patron of Ireland, c.460
    Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
    -- James 5:13-15 (ESV)

    As a physician, I have seen men, after all other therapy has failed, lifted out of disease and melancholy by the serene effort of prayer. It is the only power in the world that seems to overcome the so-called “laws of nature;” the occasions on which prayer has dramatically done this have been termed “miracles.” But a constant, quieter miracle takes place hourly in the hearts of men and women who have discovered that prayer supplies them with a steady flow of sustaining power in their daily lives.
    ... Alexis Carrel (1873-1944), “Prayer is Power,” [1941]

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You sustain me through prayer.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2007

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