Reblogged from the Rev. Dr. Monica A. Coleman:
Today is the National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding. People often ask me how they can pray for people who live with mental health challenges. I like prayer. I pray. I’m a minister who often prays for other people. I believe that God can change our hearts and our lives through our attention and focus on God and others. My colleague Susan Greg-Schroeder has some excellent resources for prayers and liturgies at Mental Health Ministries. Check them out here. But I keep thinking about how Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel talked about marching with Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, AL. He said, “When I marched in Selma, my feet were praying.” So I was thinking about ways people can pray with their feet for mental illness. Here are ten ways.