Tag Archives: Prayer for Healing
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Spirituality rules the Britannia waves!

Did you know… – Less than a quarter of the people sitting next to you on the Tube or bus believe that science can explain everything – And even some of your neighbours who describe themselves as non-religious say they have experienced what they would call a miracle A British spirituality survey of over 2,000 […]

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For those suffering with Alzheimer’s any shafts of light in the struggle?

Caring for an Alzheimer’s sufferer may sometimes seem like being next to someone who is a world apart. Perhaps David Bowie unwittingly captured something of this sadness in “Life on Mars” with the lyric “she walks through her sunken dream”. When it is your grandmother, aunt, father or brother that seems to be lost to […]

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Spiritual concepts in healthcare and in healing

What are the five spiritual concepts Western medicine has to embrace? And can they improve health? How are health care systems in the UK and US embracing and addressing spiritual needs? Here are some answers to the question “Is it Time to Make Time for Spiritual Care?” from my most recent Huffington Post UK blog. […]

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Sudden illness quickly reversed by “scientific prayer treatment”

My colleague Shannon Horst in New Mexico recently shared the following experience of healing prayer in her blog Prayer that heals: a reason for blogging. For readers who follow this blog, you know that I generally post an original piece on Monday every week. Well, yesterday, I had every intention of doing just that. But, […]

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Bad backache? A friend recommends prayer

Californian colleague Eric Nelson has published a blog on the healing of a “whopping backache” on Blogcritics. It is called What Kind of Treatment Would You Recommend? It opens with a wonderful childhood memory: Even when I was a kid I wondered about that “one out of every five dentists” who didn’t “recommend sugarless gum for […]

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Healed of alcohol poisoning. How?

The following example of healing prayer and explanation of how it works, was recently published as a Houston Chronicle blog  entitled “Michelle: Christian healing > No miracle > Natural”: Many years ago, I taught Michelle in Sunday School. A few years later, when she was a teenager, she went to a party and drank until she was drunk. […]

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Atheist now uses prayer as a “first resort”…

Today’s blog is a guest blog from Polly Castor. Polly “is a Christian Science Practitioner, an Artist, a Photographer, a Poet, a Homeschooling Mother, a wife, a Gourmet Cook, a Traveler, a Nature Lover, a Reader, a Peacemaker, and a former Structural Engineer”. She writes from the USA. Often people think of Christian Scientists as […]

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What does it mean when a medical practitioner wants to offer a dose of prayer?

There have been angry-with-the-doctor opinion pieces versus angry-with-the-medical-authorities reports about the recent conflab between the General Medical Council (GMC) and General Practitioner Dr. Richard Scott, who talked about Jesus to a patient. However, it is worth asking, but what does it actually entail to have a physician-patient conversation about faith? It is clearly inappropriate for […]

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Healing prayer narrative – spiritual nursing care, a conference and a recovery.

This blog’s weekly Wednesday focus is on what I have been calling “healing prayer narratives” and today’s blog touches on the role of spirituality in relation to the nursing care needed in healing.   First, news that an upcoming Royal College of Nursing conference will include a focus on how licensed nurses deal with patients’ spiritual […]

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Healing prayer narrative – healing of bipolar depression

On Wednesday, Christian Science churches around the world host meetings that include spontaneously shared “experiences, testimonies, and remarks on Christian Science” for anyone curious to hear these accounts.  Such experiences and testimonies of the practicality of the power of God’s love can range from the modest to the marvellous. This blog’s weekly Wednesday focus is […]

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