Kind of a sad story. One would hope for better news.
Study: Praying Won't Affect Heart Patients
NEW YORK - Does praying for a sick person's recovery do any good? In the largest scientific test of its kind, heart surgery patients showed no benefit when strangers prayed for their recovery.
Experts called it the largest and best-designed study ever to test the medical effects of intercessory prayers — praying on behalf of someone else. That's different from studying the effect of a person's prayers and spiritual practices on his or her own health; many studies of that have shown a positive effect.
Full story here.
And a thread where this is discussed on my favorite Christian forum. (Enter as a guest if it asks you to login.)
Anyone have any thoughts on the article or discussion?
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