Thursday, May 5, 2011

Intercessory Prayer

This article is about Intercessory prayer, and talks about why people are advised to use intercessory prayer. Use scriptures as evidence to prove strengths and essentials. Not only, the author, also show the purpose of how intercessory prayer should be used. The reason I chose this article is because I did my research on prayer influence on healing as my annotated bibliography and most of the journals mentioned intercessory prayer as one of the studies. I was glad that prayer was mentioned as a study, it is basically saying that the scientist started the research because prayer is actually working and it has gained enough attention. However I was not satisfied with the conclusion that the researchers presented, I did not liked the fact that prayer was treated as a tool when we all know that it is more than that. I know that prayer is a communication that is done between a person and God, a connection between souls; however it is sad to know that not many know this point. As counselors we should be advised to use prayer for clients not as a tool to cure the problem but to show that God exists to provide love to the client.

1 comment:

  1. I think that you are definitely right. So many people want to test prayer and prove if it is effective or not, but this is simply not the nature of prayer. Prayer involves an intimate relationship between a human and the Almighty. This relationship is mysterious and cannot be tested empirically as we test other correlations. You are right that prayer is not simply a tool, but a way of communicating with God. It is powerful and mysterious, and should be treated as such.


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