Paul C. Edwards

I quite agree Kirsten. I try not walk into a room with any agendas. The idea of a prescription is a good one, if one is careful not to rush into prescribing prayers for anyone. I think sometimes rushing to pray can hinder an individual’s ability to process the things they need to do with the chaplain. I tend to offer prayers, when requested, but I will probe reasons, via a good conversation before we do that. In the end, the prayer I offer is prescriptive, (clearly articulating specific concerns), rather than generic.