Saturday, May 16, 2009

Does Prayer helps Healing?

Does prayer help the sick? Read these articles and let me know what you think.

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What Do Prayer Studies Prove?
When a landmark study suggests that intercessory prayer may actually hurt patients instead of help them, you have to wonder.


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Related Elsewhere:

For more analysis of previous prayer studies, see intercessoryprayerstudies.com.

Christianity Today has more articles on science & health and prayer & spirituality including:

Man Up, Christians Resisting the health and longevity gospel. (March 26, 2009)
Does Faith Prolong Suffering for Cancer Patients? A new study suggests that cancer patients who are religious are more likely to seek measures that attempt to prolong life. (March 26, 2009)
Doctors Who Pray, Part 1 (of 3) How the medical community is discovering the healing power of prayer. (January 6, 1997)

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2 Comments:

Blogger NC Sue said...

Regardless of what the studies show, I welcome prayers for my healing any ol' day of the week!

10:53 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

Hi NC Sue,

I am really surprised by the result of the studies and will look deeper into them. I still will offer and welcome prayers of healing in spite of what these studies imply.

12:21 AM  

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