When people get sick, people pray for healing. Many people of faith say that mere pray and the act of praying has cured them of various illnesses which include: blindness, deafness and cancers. But what is the best prayer for healing? Scientific research has produced mixed results on the very act of praying for health and wellness.
“Studies have shown prayer can prevent people from getting sick — and when they do get sick, prayer can help them get better faster,” Duke University’s Harold G. Koenig, M.D
Some studies come to the conclusion that prayer improves health, while others show no effect and still others suggest that prayer may lead to worsening of health.
Part of the misinformationlies may lie in how “prayer for healing” is studied.
Though in the studies, the exact wording of the prayer hasn’t been the empathized , but rather of the mere of act and gesture.
The bottom line is this: real people, real believers and their real results, are the only thing that matter, in the end, regardless of what scientists find in the laboratories.
Here is a collection of healing prayers found around the web.
Lets dive into and find the best prayer for hearing!
Renew My Mind, Body and Soul
Lord, I come before you today in need of your healing hand. In you all things are possible. Hold my heart within yours, and renew my mind, body, and soul
I am lost, but I am singing. You gave us life, and you also give us the gift of infinite joy. Give me the strength to move forward on the path you've laid out for me. Guide me towards better health, and give me the wisdom to identify those you've placed around me to help me get better
In your name I pray, Amen.
May all beings everywhere plagued with sufferings of body and mind quickly be freed from their illnesses.
May those frightened cease to be afraid, and may those bound be free.
May the powerless find power and may people think of befriending one another.
May those who find themselves in trackless, fearful wildernesses - the children, the aged, the unprotected - be guarded by beneficent celestials, and may they swiftly attain Buddhahood
O God, Make Us a Light
O God, illuminate our hearts with light,
our eyes with light and our ears with light;
and let there be light on our right and light on our left.
Let there be light above us and light below us;
let there be light in front of us and light behind us.
O God, make us a light.
- The Prophet’s Prayer
Almighty and merciful Father, by the power of your command, drive away from me all forms of sickness and disease. Restore strength to my body and joy to my spirit, so that in my renewed health, I may bless and serve you, now and forevermore.
For these who are sick, have medical conditions, or have suffered accidents, I ask You to look upon them with Your mercy and compassion. I know our days are numbered and sometimes You have a different plan, but You have taught us that sometimes we don't have what's needed because we haven't asked, and so I ask for healing. May Your Spirit help me when I don't know what to ask, and above all, may Your will be done. (Romans 9:15; Psalm 139:16; James 4:2b; Romans 8:26; Matthew 6:10)
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Prayers/Protestant/Other/Healing-For-Gods-Glory.aspx#JsYZAB3oqvoQuCMD.99
In 1988, a doctor named Randolph Byrd reported to the world with the results of a study he had ran 5 years on the effects of prayer with cardiac illness. Dr. Byrd studied 393 patients who were emitted into a coronary care unit in a San Francisco medical facility.
The patients all had the same condition. All patients were randomly put into one of two groups. One group received intercessory prayer and the other did not. Both the doctor or the patients knew who was in which group.
Dr. Byrd gave the first name, the diagnosis and the condition of an IP patient to different groups of 3 or 4 active Christians from several denominations. The groups prayed for their patient each day throughout the patient’s stay, away from the hospital, without ever meeting the patient. The group prayed for a timely, easy recovery and one free from any complications.
Dr. Byrd found that there was a huge difference in the recovery among patients who’d been prayed for. They did better on average than the patients who did not receive prayer
When the study was over, Dr. Byrd found that there was a huge difference in the recovery among patients who’d been prayed for. They did better on average than the patients who did not receive prayer. About 85 percent of the IP group scored -good- on the rating formula utilized by hospitals to rate a patient’s response to treatment.
This group was less likely to have a heart attack, need antibiotics or have intervention like ventilation. By contrast 73.1 % of members of the control group scored -good-.
In the final conclusion, the author has stated and said that even though prayer by others outside of the study, personal prayer, and strength of religious convictions was not accounted for “Based on these data there seemed to be an effect, and that effect was presumed to be beneficial”