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A Sacred Covenant: The Spiritual Ministry of Nursing / Edition 1

A Sacred Covenant: The Spiritual Ministry of Nursing / Edition 1

by Mary Elizabeth O'Brien


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New from celebrated author Mary Elizabeth O'Brien, A Sacred Covenant: The Spiritual Ministry of Nursing focuses on the nurse's personal spirituality and spiritual needs and is a great companion to her other books especially Spirituality In Nursing: Standing on Holy Ground. Each chapter is based in scripture, both Old and New Testament, providing a broad spiritual grounding for the topics discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763755713
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 01/03/2008
Edition description: 1E
Pages: 116
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Professor Emeritus, Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.

Table of Contents

Introduction     ix
A Sacred Covenant: The Spiritual Ministry of Nursing     1
The Sacred Covenant of Caring     1
Called with a Holy Calling     3
Called by Name     5
Serve One Another     7
Make a Joyful Noise: The Nurse as God's Flute     9
A Sacred Covenant     11
A Nurse's Prayer of Covenant     13
Ministers of a New Covenant: The Spirituality of Caregiving     15
Ministers of a New Covenant     15
Into Deep Water     17
The Nurse at the Well     20
To Bring Good News     21
Where Two or Three Are Gathered     23
You Took Care of Me     25
A Nurse's Prayer for Courage in Ministry     26
Varieties of Gifts: A Tradition of Service     29
A Tradition of Service     29
A Tradition of Service     31
Love One Another     33
Bear One Another's Burdens     35
The Strength That God Supplies     36
Commit Your Work to the Lord     39
A Nurse's Prayer of Servanthood     40
Clothed with Compassion: Entering Sacred Spaces     41
Clothed with Compassion     41
A Wounded World     45
The Power to Heal     47
Remove Your Sandals     49
A Gentle and Quiet Spirit     50
A Ministry of Compassion: That All May Have Life     52
A Nurse's Prayer for a Compassionate Heart     54
With Steadfast Devotion: Committee to Caring     55
Committed to Caring     55
Walk Humbly     57
This Extraordinary Power     59
The Lord Is My Strength     61
In His Shelter     63
God's Steadfast Love     65
A Nurse's Prayer of Commitment and Caring     66
Made Perfect in Weakness: Blessed Vulnerability     67
Blessed Vulnerability     67
Unless the Grain of Wheat Falls     68
A Bruised Reed     70
Content with Weakness     72
All Surffer Together     73
Plans for Your Welfare     75
A Nurse's Prayer for Strength in Weakness     76
The Winter Is Past: Empowered by Faith     77
Arise, My Love and Come     77
I Will Not Forget You     79
Wait for the Lord     81
The Darkness Is Not Dark     82
In Distress You Are Rescued      83
Rejoice in Hope     85
A Nurse's Prayer for Faithfulness     87
A Deserted Place: The Mysticism of Everyday Nursing     89
A Hidden Ministry     89
Thirsting for God     91
The Desert of Your Heart     93
In His Presence     95
A Hidden Ministry     96
The Mysticism of Everyday Nursing     98
A Nurse's Prayer in Hiddenness     103
References     105
Index     113

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