do you believe that if people pray for you, it makes you better?

Discussion in 'Hippies' started by cerridwen, Jan 3, 2005.

  1. cerridwen

    cerridwen in stitches

    I know this likely fits better in the Religions forum... but just a general question.. and doesn't have to be necessarily praying, just sending positive vibes your way. Do you believe that these good energies some how heal you?

    I'd like to think that it does, but I never know anyone who does this for me... hm.
     
  2. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

    yes, absolutely.

    they've even done studies and have scientifically proven that prayer, therapeutic touch, reiki, etc facilitate healing. people recover from surgeries more quickly, heal from trauma and illness faster, etc, etc, etc.

    :D

    here's one example:
    http://tinyurl.com/3vya4
     
  3. cerridwen

    cerridwen in stitches

    that's interesting... thanks for that post :)
     
  4. peace057

    peace057 Member

    praying-no

    sending positive vibes and creating good karma around you- yes
     
  5. Prayer definately does have a positive affect because it a concentration of thought energy which is healing and soothing...well, kind like chicken soul for the soul... I thank goodness for those who pray for me and the prayers I say on a daily basis..it for me keep me balance..and it actually is a pressure release and its FREE...

    You don't have to believe in God...but, hopefully God believes in you...
    I will to do thy will...
     
  6. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout Senior Member

    not a chance.
    but praying can and does make the person praying better.
     
  7. spooner

    spooner is done.

    100% placebo effect.
     
  8. whispers

    whispers sweet and sour

    i would prefer them worshipping me like the god that i am
     
  9. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

    I definitely think knowing will make you feel better.
     
  10. BlackGuardXIII

    BlackGuardXIII fera festiva

    More than one study have shown statistically significant improvements in outcomes of those who have, unbeknownst to them, been prayed for. One such study was done with expecting mothers as the subjects. The control group had a significantly higher rate of complications than the prayer recipients.

    Re: Placebo effect. Remember, none of these mothers knew about the study, so the placebo effect is not a variable.
     
  11. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

    I have never seen any results where the mothers did not know, only tests where the prayed for were privvy to the info. I am not claiming your post false, I just would like a link if you have one. I have no link to support my post. Just memories originally seen on discovery channel over the years. by no means all encompassing or exclusive.
     
  12. BlackGuardXIII

    BlackGuardXIII fera festiva

    http://margaretsoltan.phenominet.com/2004/06/intercessional-insemination-at.html
     
  13. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

  14. squawkers7

    squawkers7 radical rebel

    If you really believe that prayer works, then yes it will work for you to some degree. But if you just don't believe in that type of thing, then all the prayers in the world won't matter.
     
  15. soulrebel51

    soulrebel51 i's a folkie.

    I have always tossed the idea out... but I have read those studies and others before, and I am convinced that it does work and help.
     
  16. squawkers7

    squawkers7 radical rebel

    thats only because you BELIEVE that it will
     
  17. soulrebel51

    soulrebel51 i's a folkie.

    hmm probably :p

    doesn't mean I pray, I just dont dismiss the action of praying anymore.
     
  18. BlackGuardXIII

    BlackGuardXIII fera festiva

    More than one study have shown statistically significant improvements in outcomes of those who have, unbeknownst to them, been prayed for. One such study was done with expecting mothers as the subjects. The control group had a significantly higher rate of complications than the prayer recipients.

    Re: Placebo effect. Remember, none of these mothers knew about the study, so the placebo effect is not a variable.


    http://margaretsoltan.phenominet.co...ination-at.html
     
  19. shameless_heifer

    shameless_heifer Super Moderator Super Moderator

    I absolutly do believe in the power of the spoken word and vibes being channled to heal. I have done it, and seen it so many times it would be an out n out lie if I said I didn't believe in it's power. The Cancer Pulling thread in Old Hippies is proof that it works. I was just disscussing this very thing the other day with a friend. See it, feel it, speak it. Manifest it with intent. Put it out in the universe and it will came back to you with stronger intent than was sent out, this goes for negative intent also. We reap what we sow. Do good, act good, become good. Blessed Be..
     
  20. PuZuZu

    PuZuZu Member

    Prayer does work. I've never had an unanswered prayer. Its a trip.
     

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