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Effective Prayer

uhs0403 at ohsu.edu uhs0403 at ohsu.edu
Thu Oct 16 13:17:47 EST 1997

I remember a study some time back in which prayer and religious faith was 
compared with non-religious (scientific) treatments. Prayer and religious 
affiliation was associated with slightly worse outcomes. I wish I had the ref. 
And in research on shipwrecks and accidents, the presence of clergy was 
associated with a higher probability of the plane crashing, train wrecking or 
the ship sinking.

In article <3444f29e.0 at dnews.pacificnet.net> jana at pacificnet.net writes:
>From: jana at pacificnet.net
>Subject: Effective Prayer
>Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 05:36:23 GMT

>This prayer helped me tremendously:


>Holy apostle St. Jude, friend of Jesus and patron saint of hopeless
>cases, pray for me, I am so helpless and alone.  make use of the
>privilage given to you to bring visible and speedy help where help is
>despaired .  Come to my assistane that I may receive the help and
>consolation of heaven in all my necessities, sufferings and
>tribulations  particularly (here make your request) and that I may
>praise God with you forever.  I promise to be ever mindful of this
>favor and to continuously encourage devotion to you. Amen

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