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A collection of 120 meditations and prayers for people suffering from chronic illness and pain, this book offers inspiring words and practical and spiritual guidance for navigating one's way through the frustrations and complexities of living with chronic illness.
Millions of Americans experience pain every day of their lives, their conditions unalleviated by the myriad medications and treatments available today. Maureen Pratt, who has had lupus for more than a decade, is intimately aware of the toll chronic pain takes on patients and their families.
In this practical and spiritual guide, she shares how she navigates through the frustrations, fears, and complexities of living with chronic pain and illness.
Using a combination of Bible passages, her own observations and insights, and prayer, Pratt provides help on issues that include dealing with isolation, coping with medical expenses, and learning to say no. Written with unstinting honesty and humor, Peace in the Storm will help readers identify their own spiritual and physical needs.
Maureen Pratt has been writing and speaking about faith, prayer, illness, and pain for nearly 10 years. Her first-hand experience with health challenges and her unwavering faith in God's comfort and presence thread hope, encouragement, strength and humor throughout her book Peace in the Storm. Maureen has spoken at medical, faith-based, and patient advocacy venues, including Crystal Cathedral, Northwestern Memorial Medical Center, and the Behcet's Disease Association National Conference. Through Loma Linda Broadcasting International, she co-produced and hosted the television program, "Peace in the Storm," is a regular guest on the Catholic radio network Relevant Radio, and is a syndicated columnist with Catholic News Service.
Praise for Peace in the Storm
“Maureen Pratt has done a masterful job of turning her own personal painful experience into a work that brings hope, comfort, and inspiration to others who are confronting physical, spiritual and psychological pain. Her deep and abiding faith shines through every page of this important work.”
—Rabbi Levi Meier, Ph.D., chaplain / clinical psychologist, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
“Maureen Pratt’s faith and courage grace every page of this book. Each reflection is like a window into a very deep soul which has gone through a severe refining and is now accessible to us as a treasure . . . This is a true gift to the chronically ill person and also a valuable resource for those whose problems in life are not physical.”
—Rev. Frank Desiderio, C.S.P.