The Positive Health Effects of Prayer

By Russ Gerber, Huffington Post 8/2/11

Did you catch the brief but remarkable story about researchers who have concluded (once again) that more and more Americans are praying about their health? As striking as that is, it’s not the big surprise in the latest study.

Here’s what is: as of 2007 the percent of adults who are praying about their health is now at 49 percent — no kidding, about half of the adult population — up from 43 percent in 2002 and 14 percent in 1999. That’s a lot of prayers.

But what about the results? With all that lofty thinking going on are people actually satisfied with the outcome? Apparently so. The researchers commented in their report that a huge majority reported positive experiences. Read More.





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