Book Description: WHEN THE BODY AILS, PRAYER RESTORES THE SOUL For people from all walks of life, the desire for wellness and the challenges of illness are universal. We turn to prayer, to words that comfort, empower, and speak to our physical and spiritual needs as we journey through the cycles of life. Rosemary Ellen Guiley, who shared everyday gifts in Blessings: Prayers for the Home and Family, has compiled hundreds of prayers for the body and soul, moving meditations on life and death, sorrow and renewal. Wonderfully diverse and infinitely inspiring, here are invocations from ancient Gaelic and modern Christian writers, from Aztec Indians and Native Americans...from St.Augustine and St.Thomas Aquinas to verses by Wordsworth and Robert Burns, from The Upanishads to the Book of Common Prayer. For anyone seeking the healing power of prayer, coping with a loved one's passing, or searching for inner strength, Wellness is a powerful affirmation of hope and recovery.