The Shemoneh Esrai begins with praises of God and His greatness. Then, follow the blessings each asking God for understanding, forgiveness, redemption, healing and so forth. The final section acknowle. These are two of my favorite quotes about living with a chronic illness. Whenever my death thoughts are so loud that I can’t hear anything else, I will start to pray the Prayer of St. Francis, “Lor. Native American Prayers….