Welcome! My name is Rev. Cleo Graham, founder and writer of the Park and Pray at 1:11 pm Blog since 2005. Thank you for visiting “Park and Pray at 1:11 pm.” I am the Senior Pastor at the historic Faith Congregational Church in Hartford, Connecticut. I am licensed and certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. I attended Adelphi University, Columbia University TC, the University of R.I., Zion Bible College, and Andover Newton Theological School. I earned a Bachelor of Science and Graduate Certificate Nursing, Master of Arts Teaching, Master of Divinity, and certifications in Wholistic Health. Author, “From Mess to Message,” about my journey through pain and suffering, published 2005. I published numerous liturgy and articles about prayer, and my family genealogy. Look for my next book about prayer in 2022.
My faith in God is deeply rooted in Christ’s teachings. I was 4 years old when I was introduced to prayer. I’ve enjoyed a love affair with praying and writing prayers for many years. Prayer connects me with the Highest Power who I also call Love Supreme, the Holy, Healer, Comforter, God, and other names infinitely beyond description. God inspires me to be a Spiritual Healer.
I love to pray and meditate. Prayer reminds me to stop, park, acknowledge and call on the Highest Power. “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10) Scheduling a time for prayer is my appointment with God. My prayers are spoken and unspoken. Some of my favorite prayers such as, “Lord have mercy.” has very few words. Other prayers are quiet like a breath. Please join me in a virtual prayer daily at 1:11 pm. Press the RESET in your day and perhaps connect or reconnect with the Holy One. If you have any prayer needs send your requests in the contact. I will gladly add your first name to the Prayer Blog and pray for your concerns. I have prayed for many of you daily since 2005. Many have expressed favorable changes in their lives. God hears and answers our prayers. Park and Pray at 1:11 pm. Set your alarms for 1:11 pm. Come when you can and leave when you must. “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18