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saying a prayer for you

Posted By: info_seeker on 2007-03-30
In Reply to: First of all... - sorry


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I how well I know the pain of grief. I will pray for your friends
He is going on my church prayer line now too!

Praying for your requests also.  I also had a very dear friend with ovarian cancer; seems that is something is pretty far along before the symptoms start, or, it was in her case.  Bless you!


Please rush me a photograph of the child please send me an email for my address etc.


Prayer for 4-year-old boy

I just did pray for him.  Please let us know how he is doing, so we can see the result of our prayers.



Nice. Will say a prayer for you both.
and Happy Easter to you and yours. You have your hearts in the Right Place. We have lots to be thankful for.
I do not think her issue was with prayer...

I believe what she meant was that she had never heard this dictated before; therefore, she was questioning it.  She was not questioning whether it is okay for a physician to pray with his patient. 

Wow---chill out everyone! OP said nothing against prayer or
it was allowed in a report.

It's no different than asking if typing someone "makes her money on her back" is appropriate. It's not the subject itself---it's whether or not it should be in a medical document because it's not medical. My answer is yes...if the doc dictates it then you put it in. There have been plenty of things over the years I would've left it, but you just put it in.

There's no reason for these attacks on her though...she didn't say anything was wrong with prayer. She didn't say she didn't tolerate anything Christian.

Everyone is WAY, WAY to defensive on this. She could very well be Christian herself, but you don't know that because she didn't say one way or another and didn't say it was good or bad.
Prayer mention
Why is it that no one has any questions as to the mention of abortions or homosexuality or selling sex in any way, but we question a mention of prayer. Christians are supposed to be tolerant of freedom of speech but we no longer have it it seems. We are supposed to accept differences in cultures but we are not allowed to pray in school openly, but homosexuals for example can kiss and hold hands in schools. I am a very tolerant person I just wonder why things like prayer are not tolerated but rather some kind of violation or "no way" type of thought to others who may not believe. And before anyone blasts me I have friends that are very dear to my heart that are gay both female and male, and have atheist and pagan friends. I believe that we all have the right to believe the way we do and express ourselves freely. I am only sorry that we are looking for "rules" to avoid the mention of prayer.
How do you know they said a Christian prayer?
It is very possible that both the patient and physician are Muslims. You are only assuming it was Christian prayer and getting your panties in a knot based on that assumption.
Christian prayer
I know because I know the docs personally. I am a paramedic and have also worked as a nurse in several docs offices.
I see nothing wrong with prayer...sm
If a doctor prays with a patient then I think that is fine if the patient is okay with it. As MTs it is our job to type whatever they dictate. So if they dictate about praying we should just type it and not worry about it. It is a job.
Why shouldn't it be part of the report. It is the doctor's report for that patient. If the patient is okay with it it is not for you as the MT, in my opinion, to decide hey this doesn't belong here. The doctor wouldn't have dictated it if he didn't want it in the report. And I believe when a doctor dictates something it is your job to type it. Don't ask questions, just type, unless it is something you have been trained not to type.
I say even if you don't agree with it and if you don't that by all means is your right as an American citizen. But if he wants it in the report just put it and be done with it.
A Prayer for the New Year

As the dawn breaks on a new year, let us give thanks for all we hold dear: our health, our family and our friends. 

Let us release our grudges, our anger and our pains, for these are nothing but binding chains. Let us live each day in the most loving ways, the God-conscious way. Let us serve all who are in need, regardless of race, color or creed.

Let us keep God of our own understanding in our hearts and to chant Godís name each day. Let us lead the world from darkness to light, from falsehood to truth and from wrong to right.

Let us remember that we are all one, embracing all, discriminating against none.

May your year be filled with peace, prosperity and love. May God's blessings shower upon you and bestow upon each of you a bright, healthy and peaceful new year.


Please pray for our little dog, Fluffy,  who is in the hospital right now and on oxygen.  We just came from there and he is having a lot of difficulty breathing.  He has swelling on his spinal cord and they are unable to do additional testing to find out why because of this complication.  Please everyone say a prayer for him that his breathing stabilizes and they can find out what the problem is. 

Thank you and God Bless

Thanks to everyone for the advice and offer of prayer - sm
How ironic is this. S works in a mental health unit but they don't see children. The psychologist that Tater does see works with children but I think her 20+ years of experience is missing this particular type of behavior counseling.

Still hoping I will hear back from this doctor I wrote to last night to see if she has any advice to offer too.
Danny's on my prayer list
I'm so sorry to hear this happened.  How tragic.  I will keep Danny and his family and you -his good friend - in my prayers.  Best of wishes to all of you. 
I am glad you are doing well. Prayer does work

Mention of prayer in reports
I have never run across this problem in the past.  I have a provider stating "we took a few minutes to lift everything up in prayer."  My gut says NO WAY.  But, I can't find a rule to support that.  HELP!
mention of prayer in reports
As mentioned everyone has the right to believe what they want - even Christians. There are several surgeons in this town who pray before beginning surgery. I think it is great, both ways for them and the patient.
Post on prayer board ???

Is that for real? Is it someone here or was that a fwd that was posted? A few things jumped out at me as being inconsistent with the situation presented.


No magazine. It's from me. You're first on the prayer list though!
The auesome power of prayer at work
once again! Sorta puts all our little gripes in perspective.
putting that precious little guy on my prayer chains right now! nm
It reads like a response to a prayer request.
I will keep your thoughts in mind...
What is wrong with prayer, and what rule are you talking about?

Many people have different beliefs and it is not just Christians who pray.  I would greatly respect any doctor, no matter what his religious beliefs, who takes a moment to acknowledge the importance of the task before him and that he can use a little help from above.  We humans, no matter how hard we try, are imperfect. Why are you so offended by someone who prays? And as for a rule ... maybe you are thinking about prayer in schools that is not allowed. 

Let me guess ... you are not offended by the doctor who cusses up a storm in his reports, or are you looking up rules for that one too!


For those that now the power of prayer, please pray for a friend whose 4-year-old son is in the sm
hospital with bleeding on the brain.  She is employed in the MT field and really needs our support right now.  TIA.
question, but prayer shouldn't be a problem in dictation.
original poster of prayer sentence information
I am the originator of the post on typing a sentence regarding praying with a patient.  I don't care that he did it one way or the other.  My concern was that I did not believe that it should be part of a dictated medical report.  We don't add patient names.  We carefully word sentences so that the patient is not denigrated in the process and patient care not impacted.  This is not relative to patient care, in my opinion.  I have been doing this job a long time and never had anything like that mentioned in a note before now.  Not at hospitals with definite religious affiliations.  Not when typing for a physician and his staff that regularly do it.  So, I asked a question here.  Based on the responses, it will be the last time I do.  Yes, I do "question' everything I haven't typed before by verifying the word, disease, medication, etc. 
May God bless the miners trapped in West Virginia. There is power in prayer. Let's rally MTs!