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Prayer and Spiritual Healing

Spiritual Healing, Prayer Healing, Religious belief, faith - whatever we call it- is shown to have a profound effect on our health. Research has shown that spiritual healing can provide permanent relief from the worries and difficulties that plague us. It can bring us about a complete revolution in the consciousness and the body. It can effect enduring physical, mental, and emotional change.

Spirituality Blog
General Articles on Prayer and Spirituality Applicable to a Variety of Faiths

Selected Prayers
A selected list of powerful prayers from different faiths. 

Finding God
John Powell writes about a student who learns that God is Love. "The essential sadness is to go through life without loving. But it would be almost equally sad to go through life and leave this world without ever telling those you loved that you had loved them."

Love of Goodness
God's dealings with man are not limited to our legalistic ideas about reward and punishment. Salvation is not a "reward" but a gift freely given by God. We cannot "earn" or "merit" it by anything we do, no matter how pious or self-effacing we think ourselves.

Forgiveness: The Story of that Great Englishman Saint Patrick
We all know that Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, and the ultimate symbol of all things Irish. But in fact Saint Patrick was actually British! Here is his surprising story.

When Donald Trump Washed My Feet
Most of the classic scenes in the Bible have become so over-familiar we don't see their message anymore. This article gives strategies for drawing the power from the Bible by applying it to your life in innovative ways.

God, Wisdom and A Deeper Understanding of Life
What is the true meaning of wisdom? Wisdom is about seeing past mere observations and the physical world. Its about having a greater insight (that is inner-sight) which is about looking into the metaphysical dimension of life the dimension of life

Power of Prayer: Why Jesus Didn't Pray Like You or I
Have you ever wondered what made the difference in Jesus' prayer life? Other than he is the second person of the trinity, and thus has connections that you don't. Well...if we are honest with ourselves, we are so grateful that he didn't pray as we do.

Prayer - How To Be Confident That You'll Get What You Asked For
Friend, do you often pray for things but don't know if they will happen for you? To be honest, when you say you don't know if you will get what you prayed for, you are really saying that you have no confidence that you will get what you prayed for.

Faith Working Through Love
Apostle Paul emphasizes the importance of faith that is coupled with good works in the true Christian life. He thus makes faith that is coupled with good works a fact of faith in the lucid Christian religion.
Is Prayer Good for Your Health? 
Studies found that healthy older adults who participate in private religious activity -- prayer, meditation or bible study -- "appear to have a survival advantage over those who do not."
Loss of Faith 'Increases Risk of Dying' Religious Struggle, Health Linked In Study
A study suggests that struggling with religious beliefs during an illness diminishes the chances of recovering.
No Time To Pray: A Poem
When we are too busy to take time to pray, you may just want to read this poem.
Suffering - A Christian Perspective
From the most ancient days, man has asked again and again why there is suffering in life. If God is loving and compassionate why is there so much suffering in this world? In view of the terrorism inflicted on the USA lately, this may be a very pertinent question for our times.
Overcoming Fear and Anxiety With Prayer and Spirituality
Fear is a reality of life. It is true for believers and anyone else. However, those who are grounded in faith and spirituality, find that they have God to lean back on when the going gets tough.
Treatment of Anxiety Disorders by Prayer/Spirituality
The prayer and spirituality can make a significant difference in sufferers of depressive and anxiety disorders. Fear and anxiety come from feelings of inadequacy and impotency. This is where faith comes to our aid.
Keys to Overcoming Worry and Anxiety by Spirituality
A key to overcoming worry is to choose to make the anxiety work for you rather than against you. Here are a number of things you can do to beat anxiety using spirituality.
Healing Words: Bible Verses Useful in Warding off Anxiety
Spirituality and Depression
Spirituality offers comfort in times of suffering and provides a message of hope that gives those who rely on it an extraordinary buffer against depression and other emotional upheavals.
Patience In Prayer
God's delays are not God's denials. God's timing is perfect. Patience is what we need in prayer.
Everything I Need To Know About Life, I Learned From Noah's Ark...
Prayer Is A Free Gift
Prayer is one of the best FREE GIFTS we receive. Prayer is the most powerful weapon to ward off evil forces.
Make Everyday a Thanksgiving Day
We should never forget that we must have everyday as a Thanksgiving Day. Not a day passes without feeling the love and grace of our  Savior upon us and for that we should be thankful everyday and every second.
It All Depends on Whose Hands It's In
By Paul Ciniraj
With God everything is possible. How you face a problem depends on who you entrust it to. Is it in God's hands or elsewhere? Read the inspiring message.
God Always Answers Prayer
Importance of Tolerance - An Islamic View
According to the author, Holy Qur'an states that it is not the religion of choice which determines an individual going to Heaven or Hell, rather, it is the FAITH and BELIEF and BEING of God in His likeness and actions.
True Prayer
Reflections on the true meaning of prayer.
Five Finger Prayer
Here is an easy way to remember how to pray.
Islam And The ASIM Of Life
What is the purpose of my life? What is the purpose of your life? What is the purpose of our lives? Such questions occur frequently to thinking people. An Islamic concept of meaning of life is presented here.
Discover the Power of Forgiveness
What do you do when somebody hurts you? Do you want to hurt him back or do you hold it against that person for the rest of your life? If you answer yes to these questions, know that you are like most people. To forgive is something that people generally have difficulty with.
On the Wings of Prayer
You can use prayer to wash away your worries and anxiety.

Material Related To Specific Faiths

You can find information and articles specific to a certain religion or faith in the following sections (also useful to learn in-depth on a specific faith.):

Other faiths will be added in the future.

General Spirituality and Prayer
 (Applicable to a Variety of Faiths)

Spiritual Healing
What is spiritual healing? New Age? Non-religious perspective.
Spirituality Confusing or What?
For some, spirituality is considered a religion, and for some it is not. Some spiritualists will see them dealing with their spiritual belief and see them stuck between two worlds.
The Road Signs of Life
What Is Prayer?
Many people get confused about what is prayer. Different cultures have different approaches to prayer.
The Scientific Side of Belief
A casual approach to prayer may not be enough to unleash its healing potential.
The Proof That Prayer Works
The scientific evidence shows that prayer works. Many doctors advocate that prayer should be an integral part of the healing process.
Benefits of Prayer
A summary of the healing potential of prayer
How Should You Pray?
There are no specific pre-requisites or location or time to pray. However, some forms are more effective than others in unleashing its healing potential.
Styles of Prayer
Teach Me to Pray By Virginia Ellis
Please teach me, Lord ... I want to know exactly how to pray.
I need some words which ones are right? Tell me what to say.
How Does Prayer Work?
It is difficult to explain how prayer works scientifically especially when it involves prayer by someone far away from the one who is being benefited and the prayed for person is not aware of the fact that he is being prayer for.
Some useful hints on prayer

Prayer And The Great Religions of the World
All the great religions in the world uses devotional practices that invoke relaxation response.

Muslim (Islam)

Glory of the Father
Some quotes from Baha'u'llah, The founder of Bahai religion 1817-1892.

How Spirituality Fits into Your Life
Suggested Prayer/Meditation to Change Your Life. We give here two proven methods.
How to Tap into Your Spiritual Self
A Morning Exercise for Everyone
The Steps In Divine Healing
If you are new to spiritual healing, here are a few steps to get you going.
Prayer and Healing: Future
A sneak look at the future of Prayer and Healing

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