Every intercessory prayer you offer adds that much more love and healing energy to the consciousness of the individual you are praying for. In Healing Words, Reinventing Medicine, and other books, Dr. Larry Dossey, who has spent years researching the relationship between prayer and healing, cites numerous scientific studies that strongly support the power of prayer.
Indeed, an intercessory prayer, when uttered with loving intention and unbroken attention, may mean the difference between life and death. Yet there are so many factors in play—the recipient’s karmic debts, sacred contracts, and will to live, to name a few—that your prayer may not appear to affect the ultimate outcome.
So why bother to pray? (more…)