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Kayla Craig is the author of “To Light Their Way: A Collection of Prayers & Liturgies for Parents.” A former journalist, she’s adamant about paying attention and staying curious. Kayla explores what it looks like to see God in all things in her work as a writer and podcaster.

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  1. This brought back memories of my time in the hospital when my mom was very ill. Thank you for putting together a book of prayers to buoy the flailing heart in such times of stress. God bless you and your family.

  2. Dear Kayla, this is so lovely. I have been in the place you describe. I have intimate knowledge of the chapels in 3 different hospitals in the city near me. Kneeling, sitting, sobbing, searching for answers. Sometimes there were prayer books or concordances for different circumstances. I relied on these, when the words wouldn’t come. God healed my daughter, too. She’s married now, with a daughter of her own. We got to know another family, though, who weren’t so blessed. God always hears and listens, even when the words don’t come. There’s comfort there.

  3. I so appreciate your honesty and humility, Kayla. I well remember an emergency run to the hospital in the wee hours of the morning with our daughter. As she moaned with pain I tried to pray, but also found no words. I just kept repeating Jesus’ name. But even a two-syllable prayer is enough! By 9:00 a.m. we were on our way home with our daughter fast asleep. (After an ultrasound, it was determined a cyst was causing the pain; it burst on its own, and the pain immediately stopped.)

  4. Kayla,

    Thank you for sharing your story. I remember sitting in the hospital lobby crying my eyes out & trying hard to calm myself down for the drive home after putting my aging dad in geriatric psych unit. Each day I visited-some were hard & some were alright. After 1 month he was able to leave & move into a new assisted living. Prayers didn’t come easy. Often times I would breath in say Jesus then breath out & say help me. That calmed my spirit enough to make it home. Praise God your daughter is well & home!

    Blessings 🙂

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