A Systematic Review of the Empirical Literature on Intercessory Prayer

  title={A Systematic Review of the Empirical Literature on Intercessory Prayer},
  author={David R. Hodge},
  journal={Research on Social Work Practice},
  pages={174 - 187}
  • D. Hodge
  • Published 1 March 2007
  • Psychology
  • Research on Social Work Practice
Perhaps surprisingly, many social workers appear to use intercessory prayer in direct practice settings. To help inform practitioners' use of this intervention, this article evaluates the empirical literature on the topic using the following three methods: (a) an individual assessment of each study, (b) an evaluation of intercessory prayer as an empirically supported intervention using criteria developed by Division 12 of the American Psychological Association (APA), and (c) a meta-analysis… 

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