Although not everyone is blessed with a healing touch, our touch can be a source of healing and blessing for others, especially when accompanied by a brief prayer. In the course of the day we touch others physically, sometimes intentionally, sometimes not — an inadvertent touch of hands with a checkout clerk when paying for groceries, picking up a child who has fallen on the sidewalk, a friendly pat on the back to a colleague who has done a good job, as well as the hugs, kisses, and pats we bestow on family members. Think of these as being moments of grace. Let them be reminders of prayers, blessings, and good wishes that can be said silently at the moment.

Tom Cowan in The Way of the Saints