Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 17, 2011
NEVER, NEVER BE LATE
A local priest was being honored at his retirement dinner after 25 years in the parish. A leading local politician and member of the congregation was chosen to make the presentation and to give a little speech at the dinner.
However, he was delayed so the priest decided to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 7, 2009
PRAYER IMPROVES HEALTH CARE FOR CORONARY PATIENTS
Research at San Francisco General Hospital has revealed that victims of heart attack, heart failure and other cardiac problems who were remembered in prayers fared better than those who were not. Cardiologist Randy Byrd assigned 192 patients to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 28, 2009
The late great Irish Anglican archbishop of Dublin and poet, Richard Chenevix Trench (1807 - 1886), wrote:
"Lord, what a change within us one short hour
Spent in Thy presence will avail to make!
What heavy burdens from our bosoms take!
What parched grounds refresh as with a shower!
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Oct 15, 2001
Dr. Elizabeth Targ, a psychiatrist at the Pacific College of Medicine in San Francisco, has also tested out prayer on critically ill AIDS patients. All 20 patients in the study got pretty much the same medical treatment, but only half of them were prayed for by spiritual healers. Ultimately, 10 of