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The Power Of Prayer in Healthcare - page 3

According to Oxford Dictionaries, prayer is defined as a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God or another deity. Although people usually associate praying with organized... Read More

  1. Visit  Tragically Hip profile page
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    Quote from agreer2
    I personally feel like if a patient wants to pray let them. If they ask me too then I will pray for them. I do believe that if you truly ask for healing then God will grant IF it is his will. Who needs evidence based practice when the Bible gave true examples. Just a thought
    You can even pray for them if they don't ask you. It's your own business. It would strike me as absurd to pray if you don't believe. And even if I believe, what if I believe in one or more gods competing with theirs?

    "Bible gave true examples."

    Yes, I was really impressed by the Jonah story. LOL.

    Quote from agreer2
    I think it is a good thing that people display such spirituality in such a field. I think it is God and God alone.
    No, it's Zeus and Zeus alone. No, wait, it's Vishnu. No, it's Ra.

    I could go on like that at least 1500 more times.

    Or it's note of them at all. None is only one less than one.
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    Quote from Tragically Hip

    You can even pray for them if they don't ask you. It's your own business. It would strike me as absurd to pray if you don't believe. And even if I believe, what if I believe in one or more gods competing with theirs?

    "Bible gave true examples."

    Yes, I was really impressed by the Jonah story. LOL.

    No, it's Zeus and Zeus alone. No, wait, it's Vishnu. No, it's Ra.

    I could go on like that at least 1500 more times.

    Or it's note of them at all. None is only one less than one.
    Well let me rephrase it is Jesus and Jesus alone.
  3. Visit  FranEMTnurse profile page
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    Prayer has always made me feel better, and I believe it has helped me cope with serious situations.
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  4. Visit  Pistachio profile page
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    Quote from agreer2
    I think it is a good thing that people display such spirituality in such a field. I think it is God and God alone.
    Then I guess I should quit if it's God alone I guess the patients don't need my care. No worries about checking the six rights and all that either God will just intervene if he wants them to live and if not it was his will, not my negligence.
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    Quote from Pistachio
    Then I guess I should quit if it's God alone I guess the patients don't need my care. No worries about checking the six rights and all that either God will just intervene if he wants them to live and if not it was his will, not my negligence.
    Wow don't take things so literally. God (meaning Jesus) is the one who directs you to check the six rights and helps you to provide quality care. I refuse to argue nor even debate. You will see
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  6. Visit  FranEMTnurse profile page
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    Quote from Pistachio
    Then I guess I should quit if it's God alone I guess the patients don't need my care. No worries about checking the six rights and all that either God will just intervene if he wants them to live and if not it was his will, not my negligence.
    Why? I believe God uses you to help answer our prayers. I believe He created us all with special talents (The things that we love to do) as tools or agents who carry out actions to answered prayers.
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  7. Visit  GitanoRN profile page
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    i sincerely believe that there are disguise angels among us...just saying
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    Quote from GitanoRN
    I sincerely believe that there are disguise Angels among us...just saying
    I do too and demons around us also.
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  9. Visit  kabfighter profile page
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    Quote from agreer2
    wow don't take things so literally. god (meaning jesus) is the one who directs you to check the six rights and helps you to provide quality care. i refuse to argue nor even debate. you will see
    "all preordained-
    a prisoner in chains-
    a victim of venomous fate.
    kicked in the face,
    you can't pray for a place
    in heaven's unearthly estate. "



    Quote from gitanorn
    needless to say,sometimes you hear someone say, "we've done all we can, the only thing we can do now is pray"...just saying ~
    to me, that is synonymous with saying "we're sol if what we already did doesn't work".
    Last edit by kabfighter on Aug 4, '12 : Reason: Felt like it
  10. Visit  malamud69 profile page
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    Sad that so many people in healthcare, surrounded by a wealth of truth, scientific knowledge, exploration and teamwork (humanity), still believe in imaginary people. "Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer..." It must be easier to choose ignorance than to think for oneself?
  11. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Quote from malamud69
    Sad that so many people in healthcare, surrounded by a wealth of truth, scientific knowledge, exploration and teamwork (humanity), still believe in imaginary people. "Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer..." It must be easier to choose ignorance than to think for oneself?
    Well, statistics prove that the United States is still very much a Christian nation by an overwhelming majority. In fact, nearly 80 percent of people in this country identify as Christians.

    http://religions.pewforum.org/reports/

    Why mock or ridicule someone's faith and/or religious beliefs if it makes the person feel good? If one has nothing nice to say, it is better to not say anything at all.
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    Well, statistics prove that the United States is still very much a Christian nation by an overwhelming majority. In fact, nearly 80 percent of people in this country identify as Christians.

    Statistics on Religion in America Report -- Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

    Why mock or ridicule someone's faith and/or religious beliefs if it makes the person feel good? If one has nothing nice to say, it is better to not say anything at all.
    Not mocking...just expressing my belief that too much superstition in the workplace is a detriment and I would challenge anybody that claims to be "christian" to actually coherently explain what that means. There is a vast amount of conflicting evidence and inconsistencies surrounding "christianity" And besides...are christians the only people who tout prayer...the statistic you present is very much bigoted in my view...Nurses/health professionals...trained in science??? When did this forum become so "inclusive"...
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    Well, statistics prove that the United States is still very much a Christian nation by an overwhelming majority. In fact, nearly 80 percent of people in this country identify as Christians.

    Statistics on Religion in America Report -- Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

    Why mock or ridicule someone's faith and/or religious beliefs if it makes the person feel good? If one has nothing nice to say, it is better to not say anything at all.
    I would add...as an asst admin? Why(would you not) exclude(choose) some of the other "opinions" that seem contradictory and mocking in their tone? The thread is full of them...just wondering why I was so special...


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