It’s been over a year. . .
4 0 9 days. . .
or what feels just like yesterday;
It was late Sunday night after a very long and busy day. . .
The hospital corridor was now quiet;
lights were dimmed and most of the visitors had already gone. . .
I was sitting at the end of her bed
and we both looked at each other
as her roommate was speaking not so softly in a foreign language. . .
The thin curtain between the beds did very little to silence the mutterings. . .
“You know, she’s praying for you both in Polish,”
my son-in-law, who was born in Poland informed us.
All of the sudden what I heard her saying was no longer the
m u t t e r i n g s
of an old,
sick lady laying in the bed right next to Erin’s
a little after 10:3o p.m. on a Sunday night
after a very long and distressed filled day that included over five seizures
and two early morning ambulance rides,
a CT Scan,
an ongoing EEG and one very confused,
but something very special. . .
s a c r e d . . .
h o l y
Dr. Larry Dossey is a physician and author who has become known for asserting the importance for healing of prayer, spirituality and other non-physical factors who wrote,
Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine, 1993
and Prayer is Good Medicine: How to Reap the Healing Benefits of Prayer, 1997
Dr. Larry wouldn’t be surprised.
Dr. Mitchell wouldn’t be surpised.
Dr. Mitchell Krucoff, a Cardiologist at Duke University
ran his own test recently by selecting 150 heart patients for a controlled experiment
and put the patients into five groups.
The first received standard cardiac care,
while the second through fourth received different types of stress reduction therapies.
The fifth group?
These patients only received off-site prayers from loved ones.
T H E S U R P R I S E ?
The people who fared best was the one receiving
O F F S I T E
p r a y e r s
Google it. . .
Scientific Proof that Prayer Works. . .
Scientific Proof that Prayer Doesn’t Work. . .
You’ll most likely find whatever
you’d like to support your feelings/beliefs. . .
On a late Sunday evening,
after a severely stressful,
sitting bedside of a weak,
tired woman . . .
M y B r i d e. . .
we heard an old lady praying
an untranslatable prayer in Polish. . .
H E A L I N G
h a p p e n e d
for the woman
her daughter and son-in-law
that no CT Scan
that no MRI
that no EEG
that no blood test
that no lumbar puncture
c o u l d d e n y . . .
c o u l d s t o p. . .
u h h h h h. . .
a m e n