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Mass Prayer and Mustard Seeds Recent studies into the effects of prayer offer new credibility to ancient propositions suggesting that we may "do something" about the horrors of our world, both present and future. These studies add to a growing body of evidence suggesting that focused prayers, especially those offered on a large scale, have a predictable and measurable effect on the quality of life during the time of the prayer.
Documenting statistical changes in daily life, such as specific crimes and traffic accidents, while prayers are offered, a series of studies show a direct relationship between the prayers and the statistics. During the time of the prayers, the statistics drop. When the prayers end, the statistics return to previous levels. Scientists suspect that the relationship between mass prayer and the activity of individuals in communities is due to a phenomenon known as the field effect of consciousness. Much like Joseph’s description of the sage, where the experience of one plant affects the entire field, studies of specific population samples appear to bear out this relationship. Two scientists considered to have played a key role in the development of modern psychology clearly referenced such effects in studies offered nearly one hundred years ago.
Originally posted by Hendrix92TheUniverse
What has happened to the people of Japan, is totally horrendous. The people of Japan are hard working, honest and respectful of their fellow man. Many have lost all that they had, many have lost loved ones. I heard a ferry with 100 people was lost, and an entire commuter train was missing. Some families may be gone altogether.
My heart and prayers go out to the people of Japan. If given the chance to help, I will give what I can.
Please know that the world is grieving for your loss, and will help you any way we can.
Anything that hurts a member of the human race, hurts us all.
And anything that helps a member of the human race, helps us all.
May our prayers and God help ease the suffering.
Originally posted by CarlitosAmsel
...with all the "hearts going out" from the USA, while at the same time this countries military rapes various nations and kills millions, makes one or the other European want to puke.
Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
It's too bad that this quake and tsunami could not have focused its destruction on the corporate elite, greed and corrupt governments.
Originally posted by RANDOMguess
Definitely. I have prayed as soon as a woke up. Good luck to all in Japan.