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Arise and Judge the Earth

Isaiah Kletenik, BA
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From University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98195.

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Ann Intern Med. 2012;157(10):752. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-157-10-201211200-00016
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I worked as a chaplain at the county hospital and regional trauma center. At the close of any encounter, I would offer to pray with the patient or the family members. I then asked a seemingly innocuous question: “How would you like to direct our prayers?” As with so many simple questions in medicine, I would be surprised at the power of what it revealed.





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Amazingly Powerful!
Posted on November 27, 2012
Mark Tower
Lexington Veterans Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky
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Thank you for sharing a story I will not soon forget.
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