The power of prayer. Christians talk about it a lot and there’s no doubt that prayer makes a positive difference in the lives of millions of people across the globe.
It’s obviously difficult to quantify the impact that prayer has and people who believe in Christ have a different interpretation than people who don’t.
However, there’s at least one study out there that has an interesting suggestion about the power of prayer. Could it possibly increase your life expectancy?
Check this out.
“The fruit of the righteous,” it says in the book of Proverbs, “is a tree of life.”
That is not too far from the empirical truth, according to a study that suggests religiously observant people tend to live up to six years longer than atheists or agnostics.
Academics argue that the faithful not only smoke less, drink less and generally behave more sensibly, but also find it easier to maintain a healthy social network, especially in old age.
The findings, based on analysis of just over 1,600 American local newspaper obituaries, is the latest piece of evidence that religion may bring its consolations in this world as well as the next.
You can read more about the study here.
Does going to Church help you live longer?
This study sure seems to make that claim.
Obviously, this is just one study but it’s certainly interesting to think about.