Prayer, Plain and Simple

Prayer, Plain and Simple

A Prayer for Frank McCourt, His Family and Friends

“‘I didn’t call myself anything. I was more than a teacher. And less. In the high school classroom you are a drill sergeant, a rabbi, a shoulder to cry on, a disciplinarian, a singer, a low level scholar, a clerk, a referee, a clown, a counselor, a dress-code enforcer, a conductor, an apologist, a philosopher, a collaborator, a tap dancer, a traffic cop, a priest, a mother-father-brother-sister-uncle-aunt, a bookkeeper, a critic, a psychologist, the last straw.'”

Frank McCourt


frankmccourt.jpgFrank McCourt, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of “Angela’s Ashes” is gravely ill with meningitis and is unlikely to survive. Please join us in prayer for this literary great.


Heavenly Father,

I thank you for the life and gifts–writing and teaching–that you have bestowed upon Frank McCourt. Through the trials and tribulations of his life, he used his work as a witness to how he made it through and inspired millions to greater works. I thank you for his life and pray that as this illness is taking him, that many would be inspired to remember what drew them to his work in this world and quicken them to pray for his beautiful release into your arms. Comfort his family and friends at this time of uncertainty. Let this be a moment when they all come together to celebrate him. Let this be a moment when we all come together to celebrate him. May he enter peacefully into your rest and may it be well with his family, his friends and his fans.

In Jesus’ Name,


Join Others in Prayer on this Prayer Circle for Frank McCourt  

  • Deli Caines

    I have been a fan of Frank Mc Court for many years.
    I am the Press Secretary to the Premier of a little nation called Nevis and though I and Mr. Mc Court are different races, genders and nationalty’s. I felt that he understood my story!
    Condolences to the family of Mr. McCourt He will go down as one of my favorite authors.

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