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n a prayer in which a request is made on behalf of another person.
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Data in this review are too inconclusive to guide those wishing to uphold or refute the effect of intercessory prayer on health care outcomes.
Despite the recognized value of intercessory prayer, some participants expressed that prayer seemed somewhat separated from the experiences of everyday school life.
Cha (52) took 219 patients who underwent IVF and divided them into two groups, one for which remote intercessory prayer was done, and another that received only standard treatment.
Intercessory prayer is part of our Christian tradition, however it is not divine room service, nor is it a heavenly shopping trolley.
Recent scientific studies of intercessory prayer, mental healing, noncontact therapeutic touch, and spiritual healing show statistically positive outcomes.
This might have interfered with the potential effects, if any, of intercessory prayer as an independent variable in our study.
At an intercessory Prayer Meeting hosted by the National Federation of Republican Assemblies at the New Yorker Hotel, August 31.
There have now been more than seven randomised, controlled trials of intercessory prayer - that is, praying for somebody from a distance," he says.
Recently, a randomized controlled clinical study originating from Columbia School of Medicine demonstrated a statistically profound effect of distant intercessory prayer, which appears impossible to distinguish from PK (Cha, Wirth, & Lobo, 2001).
The most important study arguing for a positive therapeutic effect of intercessory prayer was conducted by Randolph Byrd in 1988.