Norman Vincent Peale, in his best selling book “The Power of Positive Thinking” said: When you send out a prayer for another person, you employ the force inherent in a spiritual universe.
When I first discovered I had cancer, I asked everyone I know to pray for me. While I am a deeply spiritual person, I am also very scientifically minded. I have learned that even in double blind studies, patients who are prayed for fare significantly better than those who are in the not prayed for group. Which group would you rather belong to?
After each chemo, I post my “chemo status” on Facebook, and I am so pleased with the response. Whether it be a formal prayer, a “thinking of you” or just “wishing you well”, all are good intentions and therefore forms of prayer.
Tip: Even if you are not a spiritual or religious person, what do you have to lose? If you are sick, pray, and ask others to pray for your recovery.