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Sunday, February 5, 2012


"Let’s all hear it for the gridiron team! It’s Super Bowl Sunday!"

Were any of you surprised by that pronouncement? In fact, it’s played about ninety miles south of here, in Indianapolis.

We won’t go into the Colts’ record of wins and losses this season. But, the camera lens will still be focused on the house that Manning built today.

The only football game I watch during the whole year is the Super Bowl. Okay, "watch" is a loose term. I read, do cross-stitch, or write with my notebook in my lap during the game. As a psychologist, I also know that Super Bowl Sunday is often a day of family violence and Depression.

When we let a game in which men run up and down a field—trying to carry an oblong ball over an end line, or tackle another player who does—drive us into the ground with Depression, don’t you think we’re a little over-involved? You can have fun, yell, cheer, and jump up and down with excitement, but keep you hands off your family! Put some space between you and your spouse and kids, a least just past your own arm’s length.

After the game has been played and won, or lost, depending on whom you were cheering for, Man, let it go! Throwing a two-year-old’s tamper tantrum will only hurt others and/or bring you down and tackle you with Depression. Get your head out of the game and into the game of life, with God as your coach. Prayer Therapy can bring you back to the scrimmage line, so you can play the game with dignity, love, and God’s grace.

Prayer Therapy can help you. You would pray 3x a day for the release of depression. As before, you would wait a few minutes for God to touch you, and then go about the rest of the day, knowing that God heard your prayer. Let us pray:

"God in Heaven who created all, you have the power to reset my broken heart. I praise your holy and precious name. May your word come to live within me so that I may live in you and rest in your kingdom, oh God. I ask this very day, Father, that you deliver me from the pain of Depression and cast those horrible feelings as far from me as your mighty arms can fling them. Forgive me when I forget to ask for your help and healing. I will remember you and your love three times today in this prayer and I will wait upon your promised touch. I know your love will go with me every moment of the day. I pray all these things in the name of, and by the power of, your son Jesus, the great physician. Amen"

"God gives us stories that testify to His love. Let me tell you mine."Copyright 2012 Doris Gaines Rapp

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