Prayer, Stress, and Our Inner Wounds
eCourse and Author Interview
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
An audio recorded interview with Flora Slosson Wuellner
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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.
StartMeet Flora [Audio Recording - 54 Minute Interview]
StartChapter 1 - "Our Hurting and Hungering"
StartChapter 2 - "The Prayer That Nurtures"
StartChapter 3 - "With Christ to the Painful Past"
StartChapter 4 - "With Christ to Deep, Forgotten Pain"
StartChapter 5 - "With Christ to the Uncertain Future"
StartChapter 6 - "Depth Prayer for Our Central Inner Problem"
StartChapter 7 - "Prayer for the Hurts of the World"
StartChapter 8 - "Prayer through the Stressful Day"
StartChapter 9 - "The Adventure of the Transformed Self"
StartChapter 10 - "Spiritual Help for Christian Leaders"
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