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Stress-free living by Infinite Ideas, Elisabeth Wilson; Infinite Ideas

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Spirituality in seconds

Prayers are a way of connecting with something greater than ourselves, and that can be very relaxing.

There have been a number of scientific studies into the power of prayer. One of the most famous was a double-blind study that was conducted at the San Francisco General Hospital’s Coronary Care Unit in the 1980s. Patients were selected at random by a computer to receive prayer from a group of individuals as well as additional prayer from folks not connected to the study. The patients, doctors and even the scientist conducting the study were not told which had been selected. They found that the group selected for prayer, in comparison to the control group, had much better health, needed less medication or resuscitation ...

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