Posts Tagged ‘intercessory’

My Interview With Dr. Larry Dossey on Intercessory Prayer

September 18, 2010

Dr. Larry Dossey

It was a pleasure and a privilege to conduct an interview with Dr. Larry Dossey on the mechanics and meaning of intercessory prayer. Let’s start with his bio:

Dr. Larry Dossey’s eleven books include The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things, Reinventing Medicine, Prayer Is Good Medicine and Healing Words. He is also the executive editor of EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing, a peer-reviewed, bimonthly publication. Dr. Dossey has become an internationally influential advocate of the mind’s role in health and the role of spirituality in healthcare.


Click on the audio player below to hear our thirty-three minute interview (more…)

Why Bother to Pray for Others?

February 20, 2009

boy-and-dog-prayingEvery 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…)