Prayer has many benefits, no doubt about that. Even science has come to back up this reality that humanity knew since time immemorial.
Let’s see 9 benefits of prayer as science reports them in various scientific researches.
Research has proven that prayer is effective for curing those dealing with stress, hyperactivity, depression, and attention-deficit disorder (ADD).
Today’s speeding rat race and numerous responsibilities has been the major culprit of stress and mental illness skyrocketing.
Reflecting on our problems in prayer can help relieve the initial stress caused by the issues. In a way we are asking for a “helping hand by the Universe and God Himself”. This is great for boosting your mental health and reducing the chances of mental disorders.
Those who pray are healthier and more likely to live longer. This is because they are less likely to engage in unhealthy habits, such as drinking, smoking, drug abuse and bad eating habits.
In addition, they tend to get sick less often, have lower blood pressure, and lower chances of stroke and heart diseases. Prayer has been shown to boost the immune system and promote healing.
There are many different prayers, all of which are effective and powerful, for good health and long life.
All you need to do is find the ones that resonate with your soul at any given moment in space and time.
Those suffering pain and chronic illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, AIDS, and more are recommended by physicians to engage in prayer habits as it reduces and controls stress.
Prayer is not a replacement for professional medical care and is used as the most common non-pharmaceutical method of pain management and the most popular form of alternative medicine practised worldwide.
A psychological study by Oxford University (2008) has proven that prayer boosts self-confidence. The study further revealed that it minimizes feelings of loneliness, depression, and anxiety.
In boosting your self-confidence, you’ll be filled with the feeling that someone is there for you even if the world seems to be against you. Meanwhile, most therapists recommend prayer for their patients, mostly in this regard.
This is according to a study conducted by Columbia University. When you ask for something from someone higher than you, you unconsciously humble yourself.
This makes one respectful and conscious that they’re dependent on someone.
In addition, prayer makes you subconsciously selfless because you are more concerned for the greater good than just yourself.
As discussed above, prayer helps reduce stress and regulate the heartbeat. Though it is a more spiritual and mental activity, when you pray, your heart rate speeds up and minimizes your chances of suffering from heart attacks and cardiac arrest.
The field called “neurotheology” (the neuroscience of religion) has found that the brains of people who spend untold hours in prayer and meditation are different.
The more you focus on something -whether that is math or basketball- the more that becomes your reality, the more it becomes written into the neural connections of your brain.
So, while others are doubting, worrying, and having a terrible state of mind, yours would be full of hope and optimism.
Consequently, this saves you from hopelessness, depression, and regret.
Although having a positive mindset doesn’t mean things will turn out the way we dreamt of, in reality, trusting someone (God, theUniversal Consciousness, the Light Beings etc.) with our problems will help take a large burden off our shoulders.
According to a study conducted by some University of Pennsylvania researchers, prayer helps boost the mentality of patients into believing they’re healed.
This aids in recovery by reducing pain effects and improving the heartbeat of a sick person.
In addition, your mind and body become solely focused on healing as prayer keeps you focused on hope.
Happiness is one of the greatest emotional feelings, and prayer is an excellent source of it.
When we pray, the level of dopamine and serotonin (hormones that cause happiness) in our brain increases and causes a positive effect.
These changes are not just temporary but result in long-term improvements.
Bring the benefits of prayer to you and your loved ones. You can begin anytime with my list of prayers that I have composed and curated with love especially for all of you. Just remember: the best time to begin is… now!
May you be Love, May you be Light, May you be Aligned…
KC The Greek Shaman
"May we be Light, may we be Love, may we be Aligned"KC The Greek Shaman