Praying for Strangers by by River Jordan

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River Jordan’s New Year's resolution was to pray for a different stranger each day. And, over the course of that year, she experienced a personal growth that she had never achieved through any previous resolution. By focusing on others, Jordan learned that “it's easier to pray for a stranger when we possess that place where we can walk on the waters that trouble us most, the tides of our emotions rising and rolling inside.” (Penguin)

About the Author


Kate Padilla is a staff writer at the Spencer Daily Reporter in Spencer, Iowa, where she is a member of Hope Church.