Dec 07, 2017 | By

Prayer is Good for You | Templeton Foundation

It is interesting that rigorous science is validating what many people have known for millennia – that prayer is good for you. This topic is the focus of this month’s Templeton Foundation Newsletter. TPF admits that: “With present scientific methods, at least, research into the effects of distant intercessory prayer is probably a scientific (and theological!) dead end.” But they are upbeat about, and funding, research demonstrating the prayer has positive effects on the health and well-being of the person who prays. As they conclude in the introduction, “Perhaps the billions of people who pray every day are on the right track toward an expanded knowledge of God — and growing in grace along the way.” This is wonderful, but should come as no surprise. As we discussed in a previous post, spirituality is innate, and spiritual practice is good for you!

Hands in prayer with candle.

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