Advance praise for
Special Intentions reminds us of the importance of not simply praying for what we need, but for what others need. Jesus taught us to ask God for our daily bread, but he also asked us to love one another. Commending our friends and families (and co-workers, neighbors, acquaintances and even those who bother us) to the care of God is a key aspect of that love, and an importantelement of the Christian tradition.
Claire Coleman's sensitive newwork will help readers to more fully enter into this rich stream of the spiritual life.
James Martin S.J, author of My Life with the Saints
If you've ever offered up a simple God help him at the sight of someone less fortunate, then this book will resonate with your innate sense that prayers have power. Claire Coleman offers agraceful, easy way to benefit others with her beautifully written portraits of those in need.Take her advice, say a prayer for a stranger andmake the world a better place.
Patricia Sheridan, Assistant Editor/Features, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
While Special Intentions is a beautiful meditative book for the person alone in prayer before God, it likely also will be will be an inspiration for those in prayer groups, and friends who come together to talk about their lifes journeys.
Dianne M. Traflet, J.D., S.T.D., Associate Dean, Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, Seton Hall University
Prayer is a personal experience, but sometimes we need a little reminder. Claire Coleman's***Special Intentions*** is the perfect book to keep close at hand and close to the heart to reference, to inspire, and to share with others.
Amelia Grey, author of twenty-three books
[The] listings of special intentions are so global and yet personal, so ordinary and yet profound.
Sr. Joan Noreen, OLME, co-founder and director of Our Ladys Missionaries of the Eucharist
Host, Eucharistic Journey, Eternal World Television, (EWT) Network
Ms. Colemanreminds us that every one of us is, for very different reasons, in need of prayers. Her ability to lead us to pray for someone we suddenly notice, think about, and then care aboutsomeone who we dont even know is truly a gift.
Dr. Sharon Latchaw Hirsh, president, Rosemont College, Rosemont, Pennsylvania