Prayer/Meditation Works - Use it!Sometimes all that a person can do to help others is to send their prayers. Numerous scientific studies have clearly demonstrated that prayer and meditation have a real impact and that the key factor is simply intent.
Sometimes all that a person can do to help others is to send their prayers. Numerous scientific studies have clearly demonstrated that prayer and meditation have a real impact and that the key factor is simply intent. Your wishes can really have an impact on others. Good wishes can have a positive impact just as negative wishes can have a negative impact.
The power of prayer was studied extensively in scientific studies by Bruce and John Klingbeil starting in 1969 using thousands of plants, yeast and mold. The studies conclusively confirmed that focused intent had a substantial effect on the growth of plants, yeast and mold.
In 1993 a study was conducted on the power of prayer/meditation on crime in the Washington, DC area which was published in the peer-reviewed journal Social Indicators Research. Researchers predicted in advance that the calming influence of group meditation practice could reduce violent crime by over 20 percent in Washington, D.C., during an 8-week period. The findings later showed that the rate of violent crime actually decreased by 23 percent during the experimental period. The odds of this result occurring by chance are less than 2 in 1 billion. Rigorous statistical analyses ruled out an extensive list of alternative explanations.
In 1996 Psychiatrist Elizabeth Targ conducted a rigorous studies on the effects of prayer on AIDs patients. The results showed that the subjects who were not prayed for spent 600 percent more time in the hospital andcontracted 300 percent more AIDS-related illnesses.
Instead of praying to a diety or God you should simply express your intent. Accept that your intention has an impact and focus the intent. To maximize the effect mentally picture the desired result, write it down and then say it out loud. Coordinated intent with others increases the impact. It helps to be as specific as possible, although, general intent can have an impact.
Some examples of useful focused intent:
“May the victims of hurricane Katrina be helped as soon as possible.” Visualize it. Write it down several times. Say it out loud with conviction.
“May humans reduce their usage of fossil fuels.” Visualize it. Write it down several times. Say it out loud with conviction. Bill Phillips