Thursday, August 30, 2018


For a number of years General John L. Matthews was the Adjutant General of Utah. During that period his wife died. For the first year after her death, when the pain of that grief was sharpest, General Matthews had a regular ritual each morning. He would get into his car to go to work. But before turning the ignition key, he would make a mental list of people he knew who were facing even more difficult situations than he. Then he would pray for those people. After saying “Amen,” he would drive to work.

In the book of James we read: “…pray for each other so that you may be healed.” (James 5:16)