Prayer

Articles

May 31, 2006

Responsible religious leaders will breathe a sigh of relief at the news that so-called intercessory prayer is medically ineffective. In a large and much-touted scientific study, one group of patients was told that strangers would pray for them, a second group was told strangers might or might...

January 31, 2006

Q: What is prayer? A: Prayer is responding to God, by thought and by deeds, with or without words.   Q: What is Christian Prayer? A: Christian prayer is response to God the Father, through Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit.   Q: What prayer did Christ teach us? A: Our...

December 31, 2004

As we greet 2005 and hang our new calendars, many of us also adopt plans for personal self-improvement. The beginning of a new year can be a time for promises and resolutions about new ways of being and behaving. For those of us who follow Christ, the most important resolution we could make...

September 25, 2003

A year and a half ago, an article in the religion section of the Houston Chronicle inspired new ministries at two churches in the Diocese of Texas.

A translation of an age-old Jewish tradition, the article said, prayer shawls are bringing comfort to people facing a particularly difficult...

July 30, 2002

A survey of business leaders found that when faced with a serious business decision, 74 percent 'pray to God for help or inspiration.' By contrast, only 65 percent said they 'talk it over with your spouse.'

The survey, commissioned by Central Lutheran Church of Minneapolis and conducted...

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