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    Have you ever been so sick that you just closed your eyes and started to pray? If so, youíre not alone. According to a University of Rochester study, as many as 85 percent of people pray in addition to receiving treatment. Itís not uncommon to see priests visiting hospitals or congregations laying hands on the sick, but can prayer really restore your good health?

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    prayer can definitely heal...... im surprised this topic hasnt been discussed..... anyways the topic has a lot of depth to it , hopefully it will be discussed to bring forth and explore wat prayer is....

    i will use this opportunity to share a piece in the wonderful book written by khalil gibran called the prophet regarding prayer which may initiate some pondering on prayer

    "ON PRAYER

    THEN a priestess said, "Speak to us of Prayer."

    And he answered, saying:
    You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray
    also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.

    FOR what is prayer but the expansion of your self into the living ether?
    And if it is for your comfort to pour your darkness into space,
    it is also for your delight to pour forth the dawning of your heart.

    And if you cannot but weep when your soul summons you to prayer,
    she should spur you again and yet again, though weeping,
    until you shall come laughing.

    When you pray you rise to meet in the air those who are praying
    at that very hour, and whom save in prayer you may not meet.
    Therefore let your visit to that temple invisible be for naught
    but ecstasy and sweet communion.

    For if you should enter the temple for no other purpose than asking
    you shall not receive:
    And if you should enter into it to humble yourself
    you shall not be lifted:
    Or even if you should enter into it to beg for the good of others
    you shall not be heard.
    It is enough that you enter the temple invisible.

    I CANNOT teach you how to pray in words.
    God listens not to your words save when He Himself utters them
    through your lips.
    And I cannot teach you the prayer of the seas and the forests
    and the mountains.
    But you who are born of the mountains and the forests and the seas
    can find their prayer in your heart,

    And if you but listen in the stillness of the night you shall hear them
    saying in silence:
    "Our God, who art our winged self, it is thy will in us that willeth.
    "It is thy desire in us that desireth.
    "It is thy urge in us that would turn our nights, which are thine,
    into days, which are thine also.
    "We cannot ask thee for aught, for thou knowest our needs
    before they are born in us:
    "Thou art our need; and in giving us more of thyself thou givest us all."
    statistics are what other people have chosen to make real.

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    Great post Quophi

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