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Prayer, Stress, and Our Inner Wounds

In her 1985 Upper Room book Prayer, Stress and Our Inner Wounds, Flora Wuellner reminds us that the passion to heal was central in Jesus. "God's love longs to touch and heal our inner wounds. God's transforming power can do it!"

We are all wounded in some way. Only as we become aware of our own pain and our own need for inner healing can we hope to heal others--and finally heal the world. "The first step for transforming the world's pain is to look with honesty at our own pain and to begin to open the door to God's love."

In Flora's book and our eCourse, several types of pain are examined: physical pain, painful memories, forgotten wounds, the pain of uncertainty, the pain of stress and anxiety. Flora suggests practical ways by which prayer can help us experience inner healing. The reader learns how to cooperate with God, trusting the grace of God's love rather than rigid discipline and techniques. As Wuellner says, "God is asking for relatedness not rules."

A key practice Flora offers is guided prayer that engages our imagination. These guided prayer practices are found throughout the content of Prayer, Stress and Our Inner Wounds. We invite you to engage in a healing journey through Flora's book and guided prayer practices.

Our eCourse includes:

All essential content from Flora's book Prayer, Stress, and Our Inner Wounds

Audio recordings of Flora's guided prayer practices read by Marjorie J. Thompson

A place to post comments for others on this healing journey

A recorded interview with Flora Slosson Wuellner


To purchase a print version of Prayer, Stress, and Our Inner Wounds, visit The Upper Room bookstore.


Your Instructor


Flora Slosson Wuellner
Flora Slosson Wuellner

Flora Slosson Wuellner, a retired ordained minister of the United Church of Christ, is well-known throughout the United States and Europe for her writings and retreat leadership that focus on the inner healing God freely offers through Christ. She has been involved in a specialized ministry of spiritual renewal for over 40 years and has written 14 books on individual and communal healing.

Flora served as adjunct faculty member for 12 years at Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California, in the field of spiritual wholeness. Educated at the University of Michigan and at Chicago Theological Seminary, she has served pastorates in Wyoming, Idaho, and Illinois. Flora currently lives in Fair Oaks, California.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The eCourse starts when you are ready to begin and will remain open indefinitely. It’s self-paced, so you can decide when to start and when to finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like—across any devices you own. We’ll give you plenty of notice should we need to close the eCourse.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We don’t want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days, and we will give you a full refund.
Who sponsors these online courses?
These online courses are brought to you by The Upper Room.

Thank you for joining us at Upper Room Online Learning for Prayer, Stress, and Our Inner Wounds. It's our prayer that you have experienced God's healing presence as you journeyed through this online course. Join us for additional courses. A class listing can be found here.

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