Saint Meinrad Archabbey

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Book of collected prayers offers comfort to sick and dying

December 10, 2014

Pic _news _Comfort -My -People -bookThose engaged in the ministry of comfort - through chaplaincy, healthcare, hospice, Stephen ministry, spiritual direction or pastoral ministry - know firsthand how belief in a God, who is close-by and loving, brings comfort, consolation and healing.

A new book offers an essential collection of prayers: for praying for and with the sick, suffering or dying; for those in recovery; for the bereaved; for funerals and more. Comfort My People: A Pastoral Care Prayerbook for Ministry to the Sick, Suffering, Dying, and Bereaved, edited by Linus Mundy, is available from Abbey Press' One Caring Place.

Mundy collected these prayers from authors with rich and diverse backgrounds. They are poets, composers, biblical figures, saints and clergy of all denominations. Many hearken back to past centuries, yet their messages still ring true and strong.

Mundy is a former editor and publisher at Abbey Press, where he developed the CareNotes line of pastoral care booklets. He is the author of several books, including Turning to God to Get Through Grief and Simply Merton: Wisdom from His Journals.

The 304-page book features a burgundy leatherette cover, gilt-edged pages and ribbon page markers.

The book is available for $29.95 from Abbey Press' One Caring Place: