Dr. Oz: Can Prayer Help You Heal From Disease? Religion & Healing


Dr. Oz: Can Prayer Help You Heal?

Dr. Oz talked on his show about the power of prayer. Can it really help you heal? Dr. Oz said he’s seen a number of miracles as a doctor, but he went to an expert in this area, Dr. Harold Koenig, a physician who believes in the power of prayer. Dr. Koenig is a professor of psychiatry at Duke University. He’s done a lot of research to connect medicine and spirituality to find out the link between prayer and health.



  1. says

    I have had ongoing major health issues.some things even specialists still do not know what’s wrong. But I am only alive thanks to prayer.at one point at the age of 34, I weighed 70 lbs.was in a coma for a week.mu cousin bought me an ipod, loaded Christian music and prayers and sermons on it.at night when everyone left the hospital, they would put the earphones in my ear and turn it on. And had thousands of ppl praying. I am now at a healthy weight. Recently got an insulin pump and last A1C was 7.3, which 4 months ago and in yrs.ago past was 11.8 or higher.i know the power of prayer truly works.

  2. Maria says

    Thanks Dr. Oz. God heals the power of prayer is real!
    26 He said, “If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.” Exodus 15:26
    Anyone need prayer?

  3. Therry says

    I am a believer.. HE is watching over me for sure….I am a cancer survivor, I was stage 4 and given 6 months to live and I am starting my 10th year! I thank him every day and I ask him to protect me and my family and surroundings….Thank you Dr Oz for all you do for us.

  4. Julian Penrod says

    As generally presented on the Dr. Oz show episode, prayer constituted nothing more than a form of positive attitude or even close to self hypnosis. Without the element of the presence of and interaction by God, prayer does not necessarily mean anything higher. But it’s not prayer that saves you. Dr, Brantley was not saved by prayer. Saying words, even in an exceedingly heartfelt fashion, does not necessarily do anything. That sentiment is close to the desecration a few years back when angels were treated as the ultimate arbiters of all that happened and actually prayed to. True prayer is intended connection to God.
    To be sure, it’s not likely your show will take it upon itself to officially declare the presence of God, but you must also be careful about the presentation you provide in the absence of that declaration.
    Because there is another facet even more important than prayer. It is the reason so many allow themselves to be led away from God. It’s the reason prayer can fail to produce a result. And that is that the individual must also deserve to be helped! Someone who engages in all form of depravity then expects an imploring of God at the least second to save them is fooling themselves, dangerously. It is not a matter of just praying or having a good attitude, it’s actually having earned being helped!
    And that is the danger of not including the idea of the presence of God. Because, if only prayer is ascribed healing power, many will turn to it undeservingly. When they are not answered, they can be led to turn away completely from the idea of righteousness and God! With the accepted presence of God, prayer as something more than a restaurant menu, allowing you to get what you want just by asking, is foregone and the idea of deserving what you ask for enters. And, in fact, you must deserve a favor in order to get it.

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