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Old 10-19-2006, 10:02 PM   #78
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Originally Posted by Mace MacLeod
There actually have been scientific studies done on the therapeutic benefits of prayers in hospital settings which show improved recovery rates and more positive overall emotional states for surgical patients who prayed versus ones who didn't
Astounding, as I've found scientific studies showing that prayer doesn't help sick people get better.
http://www.hno.harvard.edu/gazette/2...05-prayer.html
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/ar...after_surgery/

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Originally Posted by Second Article
While many studies have suggested that praying for oneself may reduce stress, research into praying for others who may not even know they are the subject of prayers has been much more controversial. Several studies that claimed to show a benefit have been criticized as deeply flawed. And several of the most recent findings have found no benefit.



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