Tag - Prayer

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Does Prayer have a Prayer?

You may have read that a major study concluded that prayer has no effect on the health of the person being prayed for. Many scientists greeted the findings with cheers. They hope findings will finally put to rest all this ooga booga about the...

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How To Be A Heretic

I recently learned that the word heretic derives from the Greek word hairetikos, which means “able to choose.” Well, if that’s the definition, I’m proud to be called a heretic, and I suspect I’m in very good company. Of course, “heretic” is still...

Woman Praying and Finding Spiritual Companionship

Spiritual Companionship

One of the great paradoxes of the spiritual path is that we are on our own and we can’t do it alone. By on our own I mean this: no matter how devoted we might be to a particular faith or teaching, we and we alone determine what to believe and...

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The Power Of Prayer

The comedian Emo Philips once said, “When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn’t work that way, so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.” A joke, yes, but a good...

Visualization, Affirmation and Prayer

As Bernie Siegel, M.D., notes in Love, Medicine and Miracles medical statistics can lead both doctors and patients to assume the worst, at a time when hope is essential. Though the statistical odds may be 99 to 1 against recovery from a particular...

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