Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I woke up up 3 am GMT today November 14 2007 and turn on my TV to watch ANDERSON COOPER 360 on CNN.
I was stunned to hear the analysis of Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. Oz on the issue of "PRAYER & HEALING"
Fascinating enough these two great intellectuals of our time from different scientific backgrounds admitted the evidence of effectual prayer and its evidence of working to heal the sick.
Deepak Chopra spoke on the topic in refering to energies around the human being and Dr. Oz believed Prayer gives a sense of communal sanity and reassurance that make a sick person feel more loved and accepted and eventually makes him/her whole.
Is beyond scientific analysis when you talk about PRAYER.
It's about your personal conviction and acceptance that there is a greater power than yourself.
When the first caller on the show narrated his personal experience with prayer and healing after praying (Psalms 51:10) "Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me".
It seems as if i was woken up by God to watch the show because i had so much trauma about people having fights about whether Prayer is relevant in a scientific world of today.
My friend Nana Otu yesterday challenged the quest by the Governor of the State of Georgia,Purdue advocating for the residents of his state to pray for rain to avert a the serious drought.
Nana Otu thought it was irrelevant for a State Governor to ask for prayer instead of being proactive and realistic about solving the issue at hand.
Maybe Governor Purdue believes in prayer and has seen miracles born through prayer therefore his wish that all residents join him.
Watching Anderson Cooper really brought me back to the same question of whether i need to bother myself about the isue of prayer when someone challenges my thoughts.
Deepa Chopra in one of his examples during the program couldn't boldly claim there is heaven but rather said wherever people go when they die...
I thought that was funny because probably he is in denial or just wanted to be politcally correct.
Whichever reason he may have it's not relevant to an individual's personal belief.
Maybe there should be more than a discussion on TV to really prove the effectivenesss of Prayer.