The Ministry of Lisa Copen

Lisa Copen, Founder of Rest Ministries which serves the chronically ill, shares about mothering, illness, ministry and more.

Doctor shares viewpoint on praying with patients

So often we hear about prayer in a medical setting from just the patient’s viewpoint. I thought this was interesting to read a doctor’s perspective on how he felt about being asked to pray with patients and how he felt about the power of prayer in a medical setting. —Lisa ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Link: Her own leap of faith – Los Angeles Times.

In my own experience, I have witnessed prayer to be a gift of comfort for my religious patients and families, especially when they are facing critical illness and death. Though I practice only scientific medicine, I feel a strong obligation to support, and occasionally participate in, the expressions of faith in the manner and form my patients and their families request — for their sake.

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