Dr. William Parker received his doctorate from USC and was known for his group counseling and pathology of speech. When he was a professional psychologist, he wanted to determine if prayer and meditation could change a person’s life. The result of his research was his book, PRAYER CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE.  His extensive research proved prayer plus counseling yielded superior results in therapeutic counseling.

Don’t believe this? Just ask the young polar in the photo! The magnificent creation gives us a humorous approach to the wonder and grace of prayer.

With complete candor, prayer has changed my life and thousands of people the Lord has brought into my life over the past 50 years. If prayer can change lives, the fantastic news is it can change your life no matter your circumstance. Accepting life experience as one of the best teachers, if not the best, I can confidently say prayer works wondersPrayer changes lives, even the one who is praying.

My beloved and brilliant mentor, who had a doctorate of philosophy, introduced me to his favorite psalm by David. These life-giving words touch my soul day and night as I have dealt with cancer the past 9 years. I share them with you in hopes these words of healing and hope will refresh your soul.

Psalm 63:1-8: “O God, You are my God, earnestly I seek You; my soul thirsts for You, my body longs for You in a dry and weary land where there is no water. I have seen You in the sanctuary and beheld Your power and Your glory. Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You. I will praise You as long as I live, and in Your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise You. On my bed I remember You; I think of You through the watches of the night. Because You are my help, I sing in the shadow of Your wings. My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me..”