Ruff will speak on the importance of praying for healthcare professionals and the state of healthcare in the community, the state and the nation. Starkville’s observance of the National Day of Prayer will be at noon May 1 at the Starkville Sportsplex.
“I feel that praying for healthcare workers is important because Christ loves when we pray for each other,” said Dr. Ruff. “Praying for doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals helps people to feel as if they are contributing to the “care” of patients, and that’s a wonderful way to express love. As for me, prayer is important to me because I need an ongoing personal relationship with God to stay centered. Whenever I get resentful, bitter, jealous, or even just plain depressed, a prayer of gratitude can turn everything around and get me back to where I’m supposed to be – when I really want it to. God is always there for me, sometimes just waiting for me to acknowledge my need for Him.” Continue reading