Monica A. Coleman Prays with her Feet for Mental Illness

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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.

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One thought on “Monica A. Coleman Prays with her Feet for Mental Illness

  1. great list. I was a bit worried when it said pray FOR. when I am down I don’t want to be prayed for. I need someone who can pray alongside me and not necessarily with words.

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