I’ve been fortunate to have modeled to me over the years by numerous COS members the practice of praying with patients. I recall talking with COS member Glen Brindley about this matter one year at an annual meeting. He said in his early career that it was a rather foreign concept at the time until he heard the founder of COS, J. Lawton Smith, speaking about it at a conference. Excitedly the next meeting, he reported to J. Lawton that after hearing him speak, he went home and prayed for his patients. For J. Lawton that answer was not good enough, “You must pray with your patients, not for,” he exclaimed.