Yes indeed prayer works. Some people think it doesn't because sometimes the answer may be no. Also I think some prayers are not answered because if we don't have enough faith God can't answer them. I have had many prayers answered in my life. I do not ever limit God as to what I pray for. I know nothing is to big or hard for Him. And for those of you who need scientific proof there have been over a hundred experiments done on the effect of prayer on various life forms. Experiments with people showed that prayer positively affected high blood pressure, wounds, heart attacks, headaches and anxiety. In many cases we can suspect a psychosomatic reason for these improvements, but not all. Some of these experiments, were done in a double blind manner. That means that neither the doctor nor the subject knew who was being prayed for, and who wasn't. This can rule out the placebo effect. Subjects in didn't get better just because they thought they would, or because the doctors thought they would and somehow subconsciously communicated that belief to their patients. Prayer has one definite advantage over counseling, and medical help alone. God is always there.