Prayer Works: A Psychological Case for Public Prayer and Graceful Governance

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On the Patheos Atheist Channel, Jeffrey Jay Lowder posted an article titled, "Question for Theists:  Why Is It Important to Begin Governmental Meetings with Prayer?"  I appreciated the honest and respectful attempt to engage believers on this controversial issue--especially in light of Canada's high court ruling that such prayer is impermissible-- so I thought I would attempt a purely secular, non-theist, research-based response to the question.   There actually is a purely psychological ar … [Read more...]

Prayer Promotes Bonding, Study Says.

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Servant of God, Fr. Patrick Peyton, is famous for the slogan, "the family that prays together, stays together."  In our books, our radio program and counseling practice, we strongly recommend both couple and family prayer as a way of increasing intimacy and responding to the differences that can divide.  Of course, this isn't just true for families.  Prayer is the means by which Jesus' own wish that all might be one in him (John 17:21) will be fulfilled.  As Pope Francis has demonstrated rep … [Read more...]

Coming Wed on More2Life: The God Connection (Plus, Win a Free Book! Details Below)

Coming WEDNESDAY on More2Life-- The God Connection:  God loves you so much!  He is reaching out to you in so many ways.   Today on More2Life, we'll look at the ways we can draw closer to God and how to remove the obstacles that stand in our path.Call in at 877-573-7825 from Noon-1 Eastern (11-Noon Central) with your questions about experiencing God's love more fully in your daily life.WIN A FREE BOOK!  (Details below).Wed Q of the D:  (Two-Fer.  Answer one or both).1. When are you … [Read more...]


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