Despite ample reason to believe that faith in a higher power is associated with improved health, very little is still known about the effect religion has on the living body.
Hundreds of Parisian Catholics, many of them young people, were kneeling together on the streets around the burning cathedral for hours, well into the wee hours of the morning.
Although doctors could not revive the teen, he regained a pulse after his mother prayed. Now a movie version of their story from producer DeVon Franklin will open in theaters this Easter.
Like any good mother, Monica did not let her child’s stubbornness, stupidity, or blatant sin obscure her love for him.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott joined in: ‘We need to do more than just pray for the victims and the families…[but] step up and make sure this tragedy is never repeated.’
No matter our passion and sincerity, human wisdom alone will not solve the terrible problem of mass shootings in America.
After winning the Super Bowl on Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles got on their knees to pray together as a team.
As a soldier, I witnessed firsthand many cases of God’s unseen hand changing history and saving lives. This happened when a nation honored God, and humbled itself before him in prayer.
Sometimes, God’s will is done by allowing temporal evil to be the means through which he delivers us from eternal evil.
Prayer cannot be an inappropriate response to senseless murder. We should always ‘mourn with those who mourn.’
Prayers, or any form of calling out, is an emotional visceral human response, especially when we don’t know what to do.
Colin Kaepernick is known for taking a knee in a pre-game protest. Joseph Kennedy is known for taking a knee in a post-game prayer.
At both the beginning and end of life, everything else fades into the background as the focus turns to what matters most.
The beauty of liturgical piety such as observing Lent is how it formalizes and therefore externalizes perfect faith, keeping it always real and present.
‘I recommend to [the American people]…that they do…fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it…’
Our attitude and discipline provides us with our best chance of living out this melodrama to the best of our limited ability.
Many of us prayed for the election beforehand. Now that it’s over, it’s time to pray again. In fact, those of us on all sides of the election can pray for the same things.
If you, too, are looking for an alternative to sitting glued to your television screen watching returns that promise to be depressing no matter which way they go, here are a few possibilities.
Like most Americans, I am too inclined to look to government or the election of a single candidate to enhance my situation when it would be far more productive to improve my life myself.
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