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The Suffering Pilgrim; Short reflections on prayer during times of grief

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Look at the birds of the air, they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. (Matthew 6:26)

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The following reflections and prayers helped me to deal with the pain of grief. During times of grief, praying can be quite difficult. Not only do we find it hard to talk and pray to God, but we may find it difficult to have any relationship with God at all.

My prayer is that these reflections on my favorite prayers will help another suffering pilgrim.

I wrote these reflections while grieving the memory of my husband; Perry Scheenstra (1954-1997); my son, Alan Scheenstra (1980-2008) and my father, Leo Mahre, Jr (1922-2001)

View the list to read the reflections on the following prayers and scripture.

  • Jesus stills the storm
  • The Beatitudes
  • The Serenity Prayer
  • The Prayer of St. Francis
  • Breastplate of St. Patrick
  • Prayer of Quiet
  • The Lord's Prayer
  • The Hail Mary (Ave Maria)
  • Jesus Remember Me
  • Seasons of Life
  • Glory be


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