The Healing Power of Prayer: The Surprising Connection between Prayer and Your Health

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It's not just hype or hope or a spiritual cliche. It's a scientific fact: Prayer heals. Recent medical and psychological studies claim that prayer can relieve stress, improve attitudes, and mend bodies. Prayer generates peace, power, and health - a triple preventative that guards against anxiety and disease. It's a simple act that heals. According to Chester Tolson and Harold Koenig, prayer helps people function at their best when life serves them the worst. Even on good days, it enhances the mind-body-soul connection. In The Healing Power of Prayer, these authors explain the nature of prayer, what happens when we pray, the restorative benefits of prayer, how to organize prayer, and much more. Their facts and insights will encourage believers to increase, the fainthearted to revive, and skeptics to begin a life of prayer.

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Bend Your Knees, Experience Healing

ìOne of the best books on prayer ever written!î-Naomi Judd

ìThis book could not be more timely . . . I recommend you read it carefully.î-Dr. Robert H. Schuller, founding pastor, The Crystal Cathedral Ministries

ìA most helpful book, offering concrete ways in which Godís healing power can be appropriated. It is sure to increase your faith and strengthen your prayer life.î-Dr. Bruce Larson, pastor emeritus, University Presbyterian Church

According to Drs. Chet Tolson and Harold Koenig, prayer can generate peace, power, and health in many people-a triple preventative that guards against anxiety and disease. Faith and prayer can positively improve your well-being and the bodyís ability to heal itself.

In The Healing Power of Prayer, Tolson and Koenig describe the nature of prayer, its restorative benefits, how to organize prayer, and much more. ìMedicine, surgery, and the other methods the doctors bring into the healing process are important,î say these medical and spiritual leaders. ìHowever, you have a responsibility and an opportunity to participate in your own healing through prayer.î

So whether you need healing or just want to stay well, you can make a difference. You can experience the healing power of prayer. Chester L. Tolson, Ph.D., has served as a senior pastor and denominational fund-raiser and is the executive director of Churches Uniting in Global Mission. He is the author of Proven Principles for Finding Funds and lives in California.

Harold G. Koenig, M.D., is associate professor of psychiatry and associate professor of medicine at Duke University in North Carolina. He is the founder and director of the Center for Study of Religion/Spirituality and Health at Duke and has written extensively in mental health, geriatrics, and religion.

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Rev. Chester L. Tolson, Ph.D., is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Born in Los Angeles, California, he has served as a senior pastor in San Anselmo, California, Lake Oswego, Oregon, and Rancho Santa Fe, California. He served as an executive for the Presbytery of Los Angeles, as a director for an appeal to raise mission funds for the Presbyterian General Assembly, and as the assistant to the president for Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. For over twelve years, Tolson served as the assistant to Dr. Robert H. Schuller of the Crystal Cathedral Ministries. He is now the executive director of Churches Uniting in Global Mission (C.U.G.M.), a network of churches across all denominations and traditional lines. He lives in Apple Valley, California. Harold Koenig, M.D., is associate professor of psychiatry and associate professor of medicine at Duke University. He is the founder and director of the Center for the Study of Religion/Spirituality and Health at Duke and has written extensively on mental health, geriatrics, and religion. Koenig is board certified in geriatric psychiatry and geriatric medicine. He is the editor of International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, a medical research journal, and the founder and editor in chief of Research News & Opportunities in Science and Theology, a monthly international newspaper stimulating research, education, and dialogue in science and theology. Koenig is the author of The Healing Power of Faith and lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Harold Koenig, M.D., is associate professor of psychiatry and associate professor of medicine at Duke University. He is the founder and director of the Center for the Study of Religion/Spirituality and Health at Duke and has written extensively on mental health, geriatrics, and religion. Koenig is board certified in geriatric psychiatry and geriatric medicine. He is the editor of International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, a medical research journal, and the founder and editor in chief of R

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