Do you believe in the power of prayer, do you pray? - page 3

this is gonna have a poll also........ i want to know how many poeple out there, believe in the power of prayer, and how many believe it works? any stories? any proof? thoughts etc? me... Read More

  1. by   Brita01
    I definitely believe in the power of prayer and pray all of the time. From the largest thing - the saving of a life, to the smallest thing - the finding of the parking spot that should not be there. God works amazing wonders through prayer.
  2. by   live4today
    originally posted by cen35
    this is gonna have a poll also........

    i want to know how many poeple out there, believe in the power of prayer, and how many believe it works? any stories? any proof? thoughts etc?

    me
    i believe in the power of prayer, and i do believe that prayer works. the proof is in my existence, my still breathing today, my desire to remain true to my father god for all he is, all he does for me, and all i know he has yet to do for me. it is true for me that once i lived a life of hell, but now i see the eternal life of heaven before me and it keeps me focused.

    god woke me up one early morning with a clearly spoken message after crying out to him in anguish one night. he said to me "renee, wake up. rise and repeat these words: i am healed! i am delivered! i shall not be moved!" after getting over the shock of hearing these words spoken to me, i obeyed his voice, and i haven't turned back since.

    i am healed! i am delivered! i shall not be moved!
  3. by   S.Lunsford RN
    First of all, I am so greatful to find people who believe. I truly believe in prayer. My belief not only comes from experience with others, but with myself.
    On January 22, 2002 I found out I had Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. After nursing for 5 years you can only imagine what went through my mind, but still I felt at ease. I have always been raised in church and believed in the power of prayer. Immediately people started stating they would pray for me and have others pray for me. I was really blessed. I only had to have a lumpectomy. When the surgeon removed 14 lymph nodes he advised me that they did not look good and that is why he removed so many. With prayers continuing, out of the 14 nodes, NONE were positive. I was truly thankful and know prayer helped. Anyway, I was dreading my first chemo treatment. I had 4 txs of adramycin, and 4 txs of taxol. The onlyonly time I got sick was after my first treatment when I came home and ate like a pig because of the steroids. The rest of my treatments went well. I never had to have any suplements for my white or red cells, no blood products, and no hospitalizations. Infact, we went on vacation to Florida (Universal Studios) between treatments one week. I had a white count of 2.3, and did not acquire any illnesses. I know Prayer was the source of God taking care of me and most of all my Faith. Oh what the power of prayer can do. God Bless each of you.
  4. by   Jrnalist2RNinOR
    I feel that prayer works for an individual of a member or group of that religion probably because they believe it will work...

    I myself, am not a member of any religion and never have been, however, I plan on supporting all my patients religious beliefs and values - no matter what they are....



    The only thing that makes me upset - agreeing with Kara is seeing religion ever forced upon someone, which has been happening for centuries - I wont begin naming religions - though I will say I have NEVER had a buddhist or hindu come to my door
  5. by   donmurray
    Wow! Resurrection happens! I saw Rick's name as the OP, then realised this thread was three years old! I wonder what he's doing now?
  6. by   ?burntout
    I do believe in the power of prayer. But right now, I am having "issues" with praying and my belief in God. I still believe in God and I know He does good things, but given what my husband and I have been through for the past 19 months...my belief has been shaken :stone I prayed before I got pregnant and during my pregnancy, and after Blake died..I tried to pray...but I stopped-I felt like none of my prayers were being answered, and I still feel like that to this day.

    I'm sorry to go on about me....
  7. by   Stephanie D
    The answer is yes. I strongly believe in the power of prayer.
  8. by   manna
    I pray, but I'm going through a rough period of my life right now where I'm not really sure if anyone's listening or if it makes a difference at all..
  9. by   WSUfuturemidwife
    I believe that we would have to be naive to believe that there is no greater power. To me, it does not matter what you choose to call him or her, how you worship him or her, or what your religious practices are. What matters is your faith and relationship with the greater power and that you do whatever mission that he or she has put you here to do. I believe in the health care field we need help at different times to overcome obstacles and that we would be foolish to believe that we can do everything on our own.
  10. by   RevBKPrince
    I'm an interfaith minister, so. . .I believe in the power of prayer, but not just to the Christian God, to any God. . . because more than physical, it's psychological. . . I've seen it help.
  11. by   jmurphy
    While I was in Nursing school the professors focused a lot on the power of prayer in heealing. We even had 2 nuns and a priest come talk to us for an entire 4 hour class block. My school wasn't even a jesuit school it a public state school. lol.

    J
  12. by   Energizer Bunny
    I want to tell you a story about this incredible woman I know. I have known her since I was five and in kindergarten with her daughter. We grew up to be best friends and her mom was more of a mom to me than my own. Her name is Shirley and she is incredible. When I was a senior in high school, she was diagnosed with stomach cancer and given 6 months to live. This woman is still alive 13 years later. She relies completely on faith. The cancer has spread, she has had numerous surgeries and is always undergoing chemo. or radiation or some treatment...I mean all the time, but she is grateful for the life she has and she prays all the time.

    I would never have believed it and didn't even up until last year when I started to pray and found that it DOES work. JMO of course, but I believe it!
  13. by   Energizer Bunny
    Quote from ?burntout
    I do believe in the power of prayer. But right now, I am having "issues" with praying and my belief in God. I still believe in God and I know He does good things, but given what my husband and I have been through for the past 19 months...my belief has been shaken :stone I prayed before I got pregnant and during my pregnancy, and after Blake died..I tried to pray...but I stopped-I felt like none of my prayers were being answered, and I still feel like that to this day.

    I'm sorry to go on about me....
    I went to your website and cried as I read your story of Blake. You were given such a precious gift for such a short period of time. It is so hard to comprehend why G*d would take him and I am sooo sorry. I have no words because I have been through nothing like it. Please know that I am praying for you and your family.

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