New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.


When Christ Touches Our Deepest Need

Flora Slosson Wuellner • July 2008

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Stress, pain, grief…

Do you need a miracle? They still happen, says Wuellner, a wise spiritual director, counselor and healer. She's a witness to their power and mystery.

"Fifty years ago, as a young pastor, I probably would've denied it," she writes. "But over the years I have become humbler, listening and observing more. Yes, acts of wonder still occur surprisingly often in the physical world. …God works closely in, with and through us as every atom, each cell, every thought and action open to reveal God's love."

Televangelists have sullied them, but the mystery of miracles fit into the biblical and theological framework of today. Rediscover their wonder and power.

Focusing on seven of Jesus' miracles, Wuellner invites you to consider:

  • What does this story tell me about God and how God feels for me?
  • How can this story help me with my problem?

Wuellner explores the many ways God's generous goodness and mercy are available to each of us. For anyone facing illness or a life crisis, Miracle opens the depths of spiritual richness for living a full life in spite of it all.

Each chapter ends with a guided meditation.

In these stories and meditations, you'll discover Christ's power to touch your intense hurts. Christ can transform them into a life of miracles.

Categories: Healing & Wholeness
Flora Slosson Wuellner, a retired ordained minister of the United Church of Christ, is well known throughout the United States and Europe for her writings and retreat leadership that focus on the inner healing that God freely offers through Christ. She has been involved in the specialized ministry of spiritual renewal for over 40 years and has written 14 books on inner healing and renewal. Educated at the University of Michigan and at Chicago Theological Seminary, Wuellner has served pastorates in Wyoming, Idaho, and Illinois. She lives in San Diego, California.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-9963-5

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1274-0

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1275-7

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: July 2008

Trim Size: 5.25 in (w) x 7.5 in (h) x in (d)

Page Count: 128

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Spiritual Growth

BISAC1: REL012120

BISAC2: REL012070

BISAC3: REL012040

Using pivotal and familiar Gospel stories of healing, Flora Wuellner has brought the miracles of Jesus' ministry into our personal lives. With sound scripture study and a fresh approach to what it means to be healed, "miracle" is a gift for us all. --Jane E. Vennard, Author of "Praying with Body and Soul: A way to Intimacy with God Senior adjunct faculty of prayer and spirituality, Iliff School of Theology

"Flora Wuellner has written a splendid book that not only makes the Gospel 'stories of wonder' glow with light but also helps us invite wonder into our 21st-century souls. The social dimension of suffering, so often neglected in healing ministry, is woven into wise, gentle, and challenging meditations that speak directly to hearts that are wounded, lonely, afraid, despairing, or shamed. Miracle is a beautiful gift to all believers!"
— Tilda Norberg United Methodist minister, founder of Gestalt Pastoral Care and author

"Anchored by decades of pastoral experience and deepened by the experience of personal loss, this book provides a straightforward and compassionate means by which the stories of Christ’s miracles can enter anybody’s life with power and honest comfort."
— Barbara Cawthorne Crafton Episcopal priest, author and founder of the Geranium Farm, Down-to-Earth Support for Living

"Once again, Flora Wuellner has written a book of great spiritual insight and depth. This book affirms that Christ is still alive in our lives and responds to our deepest hurts and pain. Through scriptural reflections and meditative prayer, Wuellner shows us that God is still working in our lives and that we can be renewed and restored to the healing and wholeness God imagines for us." Bruce G. Epperly Professor of practical theology, Lancaster Theological Seminary