MY GOD! OUR GOD! Could You please add to my blessings?
Would You bless me with days and weeks and months in my life
when I don’t have to pick and choose between the normal daily activities
because the resources for energy are running too low for all of them?
Would You bless me with the strength of an immune system and body
so that if I want to smother a runny nose baby or coughing hacking adult
with my affections I can do it without concern of compromising my own health?
Would You bless me with blood test reports that
confound medical science and put the numbers
in the realm of a miracle?
And while You are assessing what is possible and how
everything actually fits together….given the free will of
our human realm and the complexities of Your creation….
Would You continue to bless me with the Courage to wake up, get dressed, and get going…..?
Would You continue to bless me with the Will to fight, argue and act on behalf of myself and my health?
Would You continue to bless me with the Grace I strive to carry in my life
and into all of my relationships every time I give of myself and try and share
my lessons about faith, friendship and love.
Would You continue to bless me with Community who pray for me, care for me and celebrate life with me?
O MY GOD! O OUR GOD! I AM GRATEFUL FOR THE BLESSINGS THAT CONTINUE….AND FOR THE ONES THAT ARE YET POSSIBLE.
Could You please add to my blessings?
-Betty Ann G. Miller
Hear about Betty Ann’s connection to Jewish Healing Connections in her story Moved by the Mission.
Marjorie U. Sokoll, MEd, JF&CS Director of Spirituality and Aging, is the founder and director of JF&CS Jewish Healing Connections, which helps people feel a sense of connection when facing the challenges of illness, loss, or isolation by offering spiritual and communal supports to foster hope, comfort, and wholeness guided by Jewish tradition. “It is not good for people to be alone.” (Genesis 2:18). Marjie also provides spiritual support for the JF&CS Parkinson’s Family Support Program, is a founding partner at the Kalsman Institute for Judaism and Health, and holds a certificate of thanatology from the National Center for Death Education.