Days of Grace
Meditations and Practices for Living with Illness
In the 30 meditations that comprise Days of Grace, Mary C. Earle—who has suffered for years from chronic pancreatitis—suggests that chronic illness or disability might be a condition filled with grace as well as pain, with Christ's presence as well as fear.
These meditations, followed by practices to enrich and enhance the message and accompanied by music arranged and preformed by Ben Bowen King, from the CD A Laying on of Songs, are presented on explorefaith in a variety of formats. You can read and listen to the meditation and its associated practice one day at a time. You can listen to Days of Grace on CD, and you can download the three-part Days of Grace podcast, offering Days 1-10, Days 11-20, and Days 21-30.
Because illness affects people differently and can be unpredictable as to how it's experienced on any given day, Days of Grace is accessible in its entirety. That way, you can return to the meditations whenever you like and move through them at the pace that seems most comfortable. You may find you prefer staying with one meditation and its practice for longer than a day. Proceed according to the needs of your body and spirit, taking the time that's right for you to reflect upon and nurture your faith during your own days of grace.