FLIPSIDE : On A Wing And A Prayer
I was skimming through the news shorts on AOL this evening and I saw a headline that caught my attention. At first i was skimming so fast that I clicked past it and thought perhaps my eyes were deceiving me. That voice in my head screamed “NAH!! THAT DIDN’T SAY THAT DID IT?” Yes that voice inside our heads that allows us to read without moving our lips. Yes that voice you hear right now as you read this blog.
So I clicked back a couple headlines to see if I was mistaken. There read the headline, ‘ Does prayer really work?” The description under the headline seemed to suggest that there was some type of scientific logic and subsequent data collection to prove whether or not prayer really works. To be honest, I have been in enough situations where I know that only prayer and the grace of God could have been the reason I survived, so the answer to me is clear. Of course it does.
However, my inquisitive mind would not allow me to continue on without seeing exactly what the words of this article had to say. I clicked on the link revealing transcripts of a conversation with an anthropologist and an author who were both posed the same question.
The two had different opinions as the anthropologist suggests that some type of “divine intervention” can have health affects both physically and mentally. The author however, considers no scientific evidence proof of this theory and that any such speculation of a correlation between the two is purely anecdotal.
Now this is just one of those subjects. You know how they say religion and politics can never truly be argued. I believe that whole-heartily. My personal experiences and faith combined just won’t let me even question the power of prayer. The article was interesting, but will never sway my appreciation, respect and acknowledgment of the power of prayer. Catch ya’ on the FLIPSIDE.