Get Well Wishes: Prayers, Poems, and Blessings

Get Well Wishes: Prayers, Poems, and Blessings

by June Cotner, June Cotner

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Overview

During times of recovery, pain, and fear, we can all use some reassurance and comfort.

The nurturing words gathered here offer anyone who is ill, and their families and friends, the courage to move toward recovery and healing — to summon faith and grace in the midst of pain. Wise and compassionate, this uplifting volume encourages anyone touched by illness to find solace in simplicity, take comfort in ritual, and welcome the healing touch of a loved ones warm embrace. A thoughtful and lasting bouquet of good wishes, culled from a wide variety of sources and traditions, provides the inspiration and confidence to be still, live in wonder, celebrate triumphs, reclaim dreams, give thanks, and get well.

A rich spectrum of old and new voices — including writers such as Saint Augustine, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Rainer Maria Rilke, C.S. Lewis, Natalie Goldberg, Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro, and Margaret Anne Huffman — illuminates life's most difficult, vulnerable moments, lighting the way to clarity and perspective, to grace, and even to joy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060197056
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/01/2000
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.21(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.59(d)

Read an Excerpt

A Life Jacket

Life has a way of surprising us.
It does not behave the way we
planned or anticipated.
That is when we grab onto faith
and hang onto it
like a life jacket
until better days.

Phyllis Joy Davison

Get Well Wishes. Copyright © by June Cotner. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

Table of Contents

A Letter to Readers xv
Thanks xix
1 Comfort 1(148)
Do Not Be Afraid
3(1)
Still Waters
4(1)
Angel Promise
5(1)
Unending Love
6(2)
From Your Friend
8(1)
To a Good Friend
9(1)
Angel Embrace
10(1)
Each Day You Call My Heart, O God
11(1)
A Quiet Comfort
12(1)
Testing, Testing
13(1)
The Lord Is My Shepherd
14(1)
The Light of God Surrounds Me
15(1)
Let Nothing Disturb You
16(1)
Peace I Give unto You
17(4)
2 Faith
A Life Jacket
21(1)
3 AM
22(2)
Take My Hand
24(1)
Steps
25(1)
Hearing with Hearts of Faith
26(1)
Promise
27(1)
Great Expectations
28(1)
Believe
29(1)
Prayer in Time of Trouble
30(2)
Safe Passage
32(1)
I Will Not Be Overcome
33(1)
Do Not Lose Heart
34(3)
3 Courage
Grace
37(1)
So You Mustn't Be Frightened
38(2)
Facing the Facts
40(1)
Letting Go
41(1)
At Peace
42(1)
Courage Is Not the Absence of Fear
43(1)
Do the Best
44(1)
The Most Useful Bit of Advice
45(1)
A Vailima Prayer
46(1)
Stubborn Faith
47(1)
Somehow
48(1)
When You Get into a Tight Place
49(1)
Endurance
50(1)
Courage
51(4)
4 Hope
Hope Will Come Again
55(1)
Hanging by a Thread
56(1)
New Horizon
57(1)
Recovering from Illness
58(1)
Hope
59(1)
The Essence of Touch
60(1)
Island
61(1)
Sowing, Reaping
62(1)
Spring Is My Faith
63(1)
Faith
64(1)
Outside the Bone Marrow Unit
65(1)
An Assignment
66(1)
Rejoice
67(1)
For We Are Here,
68(1)
Hoping
69(4)
5 Healing
RX
73(1)
In the House of the Sun
74(1)
Get Well
75(1)
Hippocratic Wisdom
76(1)
Sanctuary
77(1)
For Healing
78(1)
This I Know
79(1)
Woman to Woman
80(1)
For a Dear One at a Dark Time
81(1)
The Best Cure
82(1)
Twilight Cure
83(1)
Live Quietly
84(1)
Be Patient
85(1)
Renaissance
86(1)
For a Friend Lying in Intensive Care Waiting for Her White Blood Cells to Rejuvenate after a Bone Marrow Transplant
87(1)
Guidance from Within
88(1)
Sink into Stillness
89(1)
Surrender to Wonder
90(5)
6 Reflections
I Live in Wonder
95(1)
Lessons
96(1)
Tomorrow
97(1)
In the Midst of Pain
98(2)
Pain
100(1)
The Best We Can Do
101(1)
Permanent Gifts
102(1)
Hope from a Cancer Survivor
103(1)
What Does Not Destroy Me
104(1)
Acceptance
105(1)
What Really Counts
106(1)
Think Positive
107(1)
Worrying
108(1)
If You Fall
109(1)
Refuse to Fall Down
110(1)
In Sickness
111(1)
Character
112(1)
When One Door Closes
113(1)
Your Daily Task
114(1)
Attitude
115(1)
Reflect
116(3)
7 Gratitude
The Guest House
119(1)
Peace Begins Within
120(1)
Give Thanks
121(1)
Unknown Blessings
122(1)
The Gifts of Illness
123(1)
A Good Prognosis
124(1)
Sufi Saying
125(1)
Rainbows
126(1)
Quiet Days
127(1)
Divine Gifts
128(1)
So Very Blessed
129(1)
Blessing Come in Many Guises
130(1)
Handicaps
131(4)
8 Inspiration
May You Be Well
135(1)
Earth Teach Me
136(1)
Stay Well
137(1)
One Year to Live
138(1)
You Are Alive
139(1)
Resting Place
140(1)
Before It Is Too Late
141(1)
What Cancer Cannot Do
142(1)
Rejoice
143(1)
A New Dimension
144(1)
Perspective
145(1)
Restoration Zone
146(1)
The Road
147(1)
For as Long as it Matters
148(1)
Author Index 149(2)
Permissions and Acknowledgments 151

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