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God of each movement and moment of our days,

In times of stiffness and shakes

And as bodies grow slower and slower,

enliven the souls of those struggling with Parkinson’s Disease.

Their tremors won’t end

And bodies resist movement.

As they wait for medicine to kick-in,

Walking becomes a privilege.

As muscles and nerves rebel against the norm,

Voices become soft and shaky.

Nothing is the same.

My God, my God, why have you forsaken the bodies of those we love?

Or did those bodies forsake themselves?

Why has Parkinson’s taken root in small fingers

And caused legs to be as rigid as two tree trunks.

Creative Creator –

On the days our loved ones feels like giving up

Lead them to a new path

And a innovative ways to live.

As their autonomic nervous systems swirl in the sea of chaos

And their minds become a little less clear,

We ask for you to guide them in their movements forward.

Steady their feet when they are about to fall.

Smooth the emotional roller coaster that’s whirling in their heads

And lift what little spirit that remains within them.

In their corners remain loved ones-

Wives and husbands.

Children. Grandchildren. Friends.

God, infuse them with the energy they need

To nurse and walk alongside of those they love.

Spirit of Healing and Health,

Spirit of New Starts and Future Graces,

Open doors that have slammed shut

And give them the resurrection they desire.

May their dry bones and muscles and nerves

Dance among us once again.

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So, this prayer by Michelle Torigian, which I just happened upon, has been a real blessing and encouragement to me the last few months, especially on days that I am just not sure what to pray for my dad and for others with Parkinson's Disease. The author wrote it for her own dad. Thank you Michelle!

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    1620s, Tuscan dialectal ditto "(in) the said (month or year)," literary Italian detto, past participle of dire "to say," from Latin dicere (see diction).

    Originally used in Italian to avoid repetition of month names in a series of dates; generalized meaning of "same as above" first recorded in English 1670s. Dittohead, self-description of followers of U.S. radio personality Rush Limbaugh, attested by 1995. dittoship is from 1869.

    sirshakes. This is a formal ditto from Selyov

  • Thank you! I believe in prayer.

  • As the saying goes, 'Dont underestimate the power of prayer... May our loving Creator and healer enlighten us all...

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