Research on the power of prayer in healing has nearly doubled in the past 10 years, ” says David Larson, MD, MSPH, president of the National Institute for Healthcare Research, a private nonprofit agency.
Articles both support and reject the connection between healing and prayer. However, in my opinion just believing in the benefits of prayer gives a person hope. Afterall, the mind is a very powerful thing.
Could it be when medical professionals pray together it gives an extra measure of reassurance to the patient that they are in good hands? Possibly! I suppose it depends on each patient’s attitude towards prayer.
In my award-winning memoir Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected, I give testimony to my first hand experience of how attitude, faith and the people who surround us affects our life experience.
If you want to read recent citings from research findings, here is a good article about faith as medicine.