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Can Prayer Help Us Heal? Doctors Say Yes


"As the medical director of the Pittsburgh Steelers and a world-class neurosurgeon, Dr. Joseph Maroon has seen his share of frightened patients. And he’s found that the most effective way to calm down a patient before surgery is to pray. If a patient is willing, Dr. Maroon will take his or her hand and quietly says, “Today is the day the Lord hath made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. And with the Lord’s help, let’s get you back to your health, your family, and your life.” The prayer only takes thirty seconds, but its results are profound. Dr. Maroon can see the stress melting away in the patient. And after surgery, the most common comment that he gets is, “You know, Doctor, I just want to thank you for saying that prayer ..." (read more)

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