Prayer and Health: Review, Meta-Analysis, and Research Agenda

@article{Masters2007PrayerAH,
  title={Prayer and Health: Review, Meta-Analysis, and Research Agenda},
  author={K. Masters and G. Spielmans},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={30},
  pages={329-338}
}
This article reviews the empirical research on prayer and health and offers a research agenda to guide future studies. Though many people practice prayer and believe it affects their health, scientific evidence is limited. In keeping with a general increase in interest in spirituality and complementary and alternative treatments, prayer has garnered attention among a growing number of behavioral scientists. The effects of distant intercessory prayer are examined by meta-analysis and it is… Expand
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