by Jan McDaniel
Have you thought of creating a prayer closet?
This could be an actual closet or a special nook where you can be alone with God. Somehow, that privacy adds so much peace to prayers.
Maybe you've seen the movie War Room. If not, now might be the time to check it out. I'm not sure if it is streaming on any of the online services (probably is), but I saw a DVD copy on Walmart for $5. It would be a good purchase to share with friends.
If you want to keep a prayer journal, there are several good, free sources online that you can print. Here is one.
And Hello, Hope is another Georgia resource. Here is their link to prayers suitable for different needs.
"But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." Matthew 6:6 (NIV)
You really don't need anything special to pray. Just open your heart to God. He is listening.
Way for Hope
Losing someone you love is difficult, but it can mean a lot to hear from others traveling similar paths.
Links of Value:
Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Word of God
"My Story" Big Daddy Weave
"Hope in Front of Me"
The Joy FM
Traumatic loss or preexisting conditions can worsen mental health. Use this info graphic to find help.
"Take Charge of Your Mental Health" - a free download from www.nami.org: