Pastoral Resources

Pastoral Resources – Comfort and Inspiration

During your hospital stay you may need help to access spiritual and personal resources necessary to maintain your sense of well-being, faith and hope. A chaplain is available to minister to your spiritual and emotional needs and to those of your family during this time.

What God Hath Promised

God hath not promised skies always blue, flower-strewn pathways, all our lives through. God hath not promised sun without rain, 
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.

But God hath promised strength for the day,
Rest for the laborer, light on the way;
Grace for the trial, help from above.
Unfailing sympathy, Undying love.

—Annie Johnson Flint

Rejoice in the Lord always...Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts 
and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:4a, 6, 7 (NRSV)

You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, say:
“My Refuge and my Strength, my God in whom I trust”…
With pinions God will cover you, and under God’s wings you shall find refuge; God’s faithfulness is a guard and a shield.

Psalm 91:1, 2, 4

A Prayer to Keep Going

God, I need you. Carry me when I’m weak, Hold me when I’m tired
, Love me when I cannot care anymore
, And when I huddle, lonely and afraid, 
Cover me with your strong, protective hands. Guard my sleep and wake me in the morning,
rested and strong and ready to try again.

—Author Unknown

Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, 
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

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