Do you believe in the power of prayer, do you pray? - page 4

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   leslie :-D
    i so believe in the power of prayer. people do it in different ways. i personally have developed a very powerful and unique relationship with God, my God. i don't follow a particular doctrine. i've had much grief in my life. what i have discovered is that all those questions and times that i raised my fist in anguish, "why did you let this happen?" or praying that my 6 yo dtr would live after a horrific car accident w/her grandfather....my dad was spared, my dtr. wasn't....so what i've learned is that you don't always find the answers you were looking for but more often than not, things fall into place, albeit years later and one day, you 'get it'. please don't laugh. i used to faithfully watch that show "touched by an angel"....that was so inspiring to me.......
  2. by   nanseatx
    i work in a busy er in the dallas/ft. worth metroplex. i don't really believe that anyone working in an er could not believe in prayer, either their own or their patients and families. i have seen too many miracles and answered prayers to list them all but i remember a lady brought in on christmas eve so badly burned that we thought she could never survive. she cried not for herself but for her two children lost in the fire and asked us all to pray for them with her. we did amongst many tears. she survived and praise god that one of her "lost" children appeared 20 minutes later brought by friends who had found her in the back yard.
    Quote from 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
  3. by   ThinkingAboutIt
    The power of prayer is nothing more the power of the placebo to cure. It is the power of hope; it has nothing to do with God or religion. Think good thoughts and your body will respond, if it can overcome the problem it will.
  4. by   EarthChild1130
    I don't as people of my faith don't typically 'pray', as it were...I do believe, however, that if people believe it will work, then it can have great effects for them...
  5. by   camay1221_RN
    Quote from pkmom
    Yeah, Um I think that is in the book of 2 OPINIONS right next to "Cleanliness is next to Godliness" in the same chapter as "you should go down to the street corner and yell to everyone you see telling them they are all going to hell."

    That is NOT Biblical!

    People please, don't let a few boneheads turn you off to the most beneficial truth that exists.

    I don't like people shoving religion down my throat either, religion is meaningless. God is awesome and a person benefits immeasurably from a relationship with him. My witness, I pray, is my everyday workings with other people. My witness is TRYING to be Christ-like which is not condemning or judgemental. Here's my soap box: I get so angry when I see people telling someone else that they are going to hell for not _______. That is not what it is about and they are only making things worse. Part of my family has hearts hardened by that attitude, it's painful to see them suffering from it. I witness by trying to be compassionate, loving, caring, and forgiving. I say 'try' because I am so far from perfect and I mess up everyday. But God is faithful (that's scriptural) and he loves me despite my inadequecies.

    When I pray, He hears me!!!! And he answers. like i posted earlier, sometimes its 'yes,' sometimes 'no,' but other times it's 'just wait.' He is sovereign. I have seen Him work in my life many times, and I have seen him work in others too. I know a bunch of people who will testify to His ability to answer prayer.

    Grace and peace to you all.
    That was beautifully stated!
  6. by   skanded
    Yep, i believe!
  7. by   teeituptom
    I pray all the time and it does help

    Particularly when Im looking at a 20 or 30 foot putt for birdie or eagle
  8. by   Energizer Bunny
    For anyone interested, there is a show on Discovery Health Network that covers this very thing. It was on last night. I would bet it's probably going to be on again soon...or so I hope since I missed it.
  9. by   Jrnalist2RNinOR
    Quote from CNM2B
    For anyone interested, there is a show on Discovery Health Network that covers this very thing. It was on last night. I would bet it's probably going to be on again soon...or so I hope since I missed it.

    I assume that you mean the one about Does Prayer Heal - well, I wont spoil it for anyone that hasnt seen the show yet - but if anyone WANTS to know the outcome or doesn't get that channel email or PM me and I will tell you - ok
  10. by   Energizer Bunny
    Quote from Jrnalist2RNinOR
    I assume that you mean the one about Does Prayer Heal - well, I wont spoil it for anyone that hasnt seen the show yet - but if anyone WANTS to know the outcome or doesn't get that channel email or PM me and I will tell you - ok
    Yep, that's the one. I gotta see when it is on again because I am really interested in seeing it (no, don't want to know about it! )
  11. by   teeituptom
    Prayer can only help
    Never hurt
  12. by   Jaaaman
    Quote from nanseatx
    I work in a busy ER in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. I don't really believe that anyone working in an ER could not believe in prayer, either their own or their patients and families. I have seen too many miracles and answered prayers to list them all but I remember a lady brought in on Christmas Eve so badly burned that we thought she could never survive. She cried not for herself but for her two children lost in the fire and asked us all to pray for them with her. We did amongst many tears. She survived and praise God that one of her "lost" children appeared 20 minutes later brought by friends who had found her in the back yard.
    Wow! Great story!
  13. by   LisaRNinarkansas
    i have found prayer very helpful..but i cant say that i do it on a daily basis...altho i should

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