Teresa Coda (Massachusetts)
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In every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. - Philippians 4:6 (NIV)
I work as a hospital chaplain, providing spiritual and emotional care to patients and their families. Usually I end my visits by offering to pray with the patient, lifting to God the hopes, concerns, requests, and joys they have named. But some patients aren’t interested in deep conversation and simply...
My prayers are meaningful even when words fail.
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While several strategies for reopening the world are being discussed, I encourage you—the people of God everywhere—to allow this season to be a formative one during which you can make new discoveries about God and increase your faith. Use this time to embark on a life of prayer, a life of study, and a life of action—involvement in the community.”