To treat her arthritis and her thyroid condition, 63-year-old Elizabeth Allendorf sees her doctor every few months, but she prays everyday.
"Without faith, without meditation, without God, I am telling you, it wouldn’t be," says Allendorf. "It would be just awful, it would be just terrible."
It turns out, as CBS News Correspondent Elizabeth Kaledin reports, a lot of people feel the same way when it comes to prescribing prayer for health care.
One-third of Americans are using prayer for healing.
Dr. Anne McCaffrey of the Harvard Medical School conducted the survey of 2,000 Americans and found that faith is a critical part of health care for many and something most doctors don’t consider.
"It’s not a fringe thing," she says. "I think very mainstream Americans are using prayer in their daily lives."
SOURCE: (CBS)"Prescribing Prayer For Health Care"
April 26, 2004. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/04/26/
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Contributed by Jerry Flury on Sep 27, 2002
When we think of stewardship, we often see it merely as a matter of our giving of money to God and the church. Giving of tithes and offerings is an important aspect of stewardship, but secondary. Stewardship is a reflection of my relationship with God.