Do you believe in the power of prayer, do you pray? - page 8

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   HarryPotter
    Hi. Great pole.
    Not only do I personally believe in prayer and have seen it working in my life, but I have found in my 30 plus years of mental health nursing that patients find prayer a big part of their life.
    Often this subject comes up when creating a care plan with a patient where they will put prayer down as an intervention in their recovery. I have had many blessed moments with patients about the power of prayer.
    I pray everyday and my prayers are always answered...I am very grounded in my belief of prayer, so its not "woo woo" to me.
    Thanks for the pole.
    Lynne
  2. by   raramasi
    Quote from lwelke
    Hi. Great pole.
    Not only do I personally believe in prayer and have seen it working in my life, but I have found in my 30 plus years of mental health nursing that patients find prayer a big part of their life.
    Often this subject comes up when creating a care plan with a patient where they will put prayer down as an intervention in their recovery. I have had many blessed moments with patients about the power of prayer.
    I pray everyday and my prayers are always answered...I am very grounded in my belief of prayer, so its not "woo woo" to me.
    Thanks for the pole.
    Lynne



    Keep praying Lynne.In mental health nursing I believe most patients are possesed with some kind of demons in them or other Spiritual forces and I believe only Prayer and the Power of prayer can release them from those bondages they have.Do not give up praying for your patients and they need to learn how to pray also- Warfare.
    Thanks,
    Raramasi
  3. by   HarryPotter
    Quote from raramasi





    Keep praying Lynne.In mental health nursing I believe most patients are possesed with some kind of demons in them or other Spiritual forces and I believe only Prayer and the Power of prayer can release them from those bondages they have.Do not give up praying for your patients and they need to learn how to pray also- Warfare.
    Thanks,
    Raramasi
    Well, we all have our little deamons, and my patients are primarily haunted by a past they haven't come to terms with. In terms of what your talking about, maybe there is something to it with people using street drugs and/or
    alcoholic.
    I have personally delt with alcoholism in my family. A real Jeckle and Hyde
    (sp?) situation. I delt with it by reminding myself that it was the alcohol speaking. You could say it was like being possessed.
  4. by   VivaLasViejas
    I just got back from a three-day spiritual retreat for parish nurses, during which I've become re-acquainted with prayer and reflection. I'd forgotten, as we tend to do sometimes when life is full and busy, how something so simple can be so incredibly powerful.........and once again, I was reminded of the miracles that can happen if only we're open to God's wisdom and grace.

    I've been away from the church for many years, and the deeper I got into this parish nursing program, the more questions I had and the fewer answers were presenting themselves. Last night I asked the group moderator to pray for me, that I might find clarity of vision and the wisdom to know what I was supposed to do. I was so confused, I didn't have the slightest clue even when I left the retreat house this afternoon what I was going to do or where I was going to go with this new knowledge........and tonight, it all fell into place. I asked my husband if he'd like to start going back to Mass, and his enthusiastic "Yes!" was all the answer I needed. He also supports my working with the health ministry at our church......and suddenly, the pathway seems bright and clear.

    Now, if prayer can work such miracles in my crazy life, what can't it do for people with REAL problems? Imagine the healing that could occur if every health professional and every patient were completely open to God and His love. I know, I must sound like those fundamentalists I'm always ripping on for their intellectual myopia and their self-righteousness, but I've seen far too many of His little miracles in my daily life NOT to believe, and while I still, and will probably always, question the authority of institutions which are divinely inspired but run by humans, I don't question whether God exists, or who He is.
  5. by   Roy Fokker
    Nope.
  6. by   NurseFeelGood
    Yes, I absolutely do believe in the power of prayer. I pray daily for my family, friends, our country, troops, our president, my patients, and the many people that touch my life. One particular time comes to mind. I was going through an emotional hardship in my life. Death in the family (my beloved grandmother), divorce from a spouse abuser, and child custody issues which were beyond most people's imagination. An abusive ex does try to tear apart your world even after you leave them. Sometimes I felt it was hopeless and there was just no use. It seemed as though those DHR social workers would believe the multiple in fact daily complaints he sent in with the mentailty of "If I can't have her noone can and if I can't have the kids then she won't either." He took my children and hid them in the woods for a week in a tent all the while I had everyone searching and that same social worker along with the system (police included) did nothing to help. In fact when they were returned, finally, they did nothing to stop him from doing it again, despite the fact they missed a week of school. Anyway it all accumulated and I just felt I could no longer take it and had made up my mind to drive my car off a nearby bridge. Against my belief, as I am a conservative southern baptist. I had been praying from the beginning of the child custody/divorce issue and felt they weren't being answered. I called my mom on my cell phone from the car I was driving toward the bridge and told her I loved her and to please be sure the children were kept some place safe and to let them know how much I loved them. As I hung up and I was about 7 miles from that bridge I heard my grandmother's voice come over the radio and tell me not to do it and that God's plan for me was in the works. Some might think I was delusional, but I know what I heard. I turned the car around went home and went to sleep, later in the night I got a call from my ex MIL telling me that my ex had overdosed with my kids in the house with him. He was later ok and things have calmed down, perhaps this was a wakeup call to us both. The children are no longer pulled in the middle. But I realized if I had of drove off that bridge that evening my children may have had both parents die of suicide and what kind of life would that have been for them? God exists....prayer exists... or I wouldn't be here now. Another thing to remember is that God hears all prayer, he just may not answer them the way we would like.
  7. by   UM Review RN
    Now, if prayer can work such miracles in my crazy life, what can't it do for people with REAL problems? Imagine the healing that could occur if every health professional and every patient were completely open to God and His love. I know, I must sound like those fundamentalists I'm always ripping on for their intellectual myopia and their self-righteousness, but I've seen far too many of His little miracles in my daily life NOT to believe, and while I still, and will probably always, question the authority of institutions which are divinely inspired but run by humans, I don't question whether God exists, or who He is.
    Marla, I just love this post!
  8. by   needler
    Yes I beleive in the power of prayer. God said beleive in Him and all things are possible. I lost my job about 6 months ago and prayed that I would find another job. The next day I had another job and am glad that it is a jobin the same feild I was released from. Faith is to beleive that all things are possible through Christ. I have had 3 heart attacks in less than a year but beleive the reason I am still here is because God has a purpose for me. I beleive that purpose is for me to help and take care of His sick and elderly. I also injoy talking about the bible to people. Life may not always be easy but prayer and faith will keep you on the right track. God bless you all your friend needler, Jon Dow
  9. by   AllenJ
    Yes i do believe in prayers and it does work.

    Disclaimer: Please don't expect to pass an exam by just praying and not studying. LOL
  10. by   mikaela
    Yes, I do. My faith in the power of prayer is the only weapon I got amidst this turbulent world. God has manifested himself to me and my family through countless ways and He still does. It is only through my faith in an all-loving, and faithful God that makes life's challenges bearable. All He asks us to do is to TALK AND LISTEN to Him. Prayer is so powerful that sometimes we see things beyond our minds can see.
  11. by   wensday
    I always say a couple of words over my patient at the beginning of a shift. I also say 'Take care of this little one' if the baby dies. Once i was one to one with a HDU 4yr old coma, fitting, every drug in the book given, no response to pain type of patient. The parents had been warned etc. i took her and said 'use me' and stroked her hair. She sat up and asked for a drink of orange juice. True story I promise. Happened last year.
  12. by   teeituptom
    I always say a prayer before stroking a long putt for birdies or eagle
  13. by   RedBait
    Quote from teeituptom
    I always say a prayer before stroking a long putt for birdies or eagle
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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