Spiritual Resources

We are working on a creative prayer collection with prayers from different faiths, artistically illustrated, for use by us and colleagues in Israel and abroad.  The anthology of cards of Jewish, Christian and Muslim prayers contains artistic renderings related to each prayer. The prayers will be printed in languages that our patient populations speak: Hebrew, English, French, Arabic, Amharic and Russian. The prayers will contain traditional and contemporary prayers for various occasions such as before a surgery, starting treatment/ chemotherapy, healing of body/ spirit, saying goodbye and life review.  Chaplains can use the cards for prayer or discussion and can leave them for the patient to contemplate on their own.

This project will allow us to meet people on their own terms, literally, spiritually and intellectually. These prayers will voice beliefs and thoughts that patients and hospital employees might hold, show that prayer can be useful not only for people who define themselves as religious, and expose people to the richness of various religious traditions. They can be a starting point for a conversation, a catalyst for a holy moment, or a door to cathartic tears.