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In a crisis, all you can do is trust. You have to surrender, and surrender is at the heart of prayer.

When Rick Hamlin was rushed to the ER, he was immediately admitted to the ICU. No quick diagnosis was made, and for two weeks the doctors struggled to keep his body alive as Rick struggled to keep his faith alive. Pray for Me is the story of one man’s spiritual odyssey to learn how to pray in a new way as healing slowly came and a medical crisis became a spiritual opportunity — a chance for him to learn he was being called to something new, to be born anew. In the end the doctors were never able to diagnose the cause of his illness, but Rick is convinced that the healing came through prayer.


No one who reads him will be surprised to learn that Rick Hamlin can hear his heartbeat; throughout his medical misadventure he proves the largest-hearted of men. The surprise is that in these wise, candid, splendidly restorative pages, he makes it just possible for the reader to hear her own heartbeat, too. —Stacy Schiff, author of The Witches and Cleopatra
The husband and wife you meet in these pages are just like the Rick and Carol we've met. Funny, engaging and faith-filled. —Roma Downey, co-producer of The Bible and Ben-hur
From the darkness of life, when the questions 'why me' and 'why now' go answered, Rick Hamlin leads us to hearing the gentle whispers of God in his deeply personal story of healing.
—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Here is a compelling story about a man suddenly leveled by a mysterious illness who grapples with fundamental questions of faith and prayer. Pray For Me is an utterly relatable book full of honesty and hope. —Sue Monk Kidd, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees
Rick Hamlin's new book is about himself, a spry and sprightly guy who is felled by a mysterious and undiagnosable illness that comes close to killing him. In extreme anxiety and occasional terror, he finds solace in the love of his family and friends and especially in his rediscovery of prayer. His book is a great gift to us all. —Thomas Cahill, author of How the Irish Saved Civilization and Heretics and Heroes in the Hinges of History series
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