Praying extend our life

@zandi458 (27952)
Malaysia
June 17, 2008 9:02am CST
No matter what religion you believe, it has been acknowledge that praying daily not only benefit your soul, it has been proven to actually extend your life. It creates happiness, increase inner peace, lower stress and increase mental clarity and thinking ability. I visited a convent recently and found out that the most of the nuns are in their seventies. Age do not seem to erode their mental abilities.Needless to say they have been praying faithfully ever since they entered the spiritual order.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
17 Jun 08
most mental facaultys dont start going till the 80s in most people and am sure the prayers help
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17 Jun 08
Yeh ,i do agree with you that it does work ... I'm not a religious and is there any other ways to keep peace ...?
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
17 Jun 08
seagull peace with the soul? Not real religuos either but I just go look at nature to have peace with myself
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
19 Jun 08
In praying we don't only ask but praise the creator for giving us long healthy life.
• Philippines
18 Jun 08
Yes. Prayer is very powerful. It sure is beneficial to one's health as you feel calm and relaxed.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
19 Jun 08
When we are praying we pray in a quiet surrounding. The few minutes of prayer free us from the stressful world outside.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
17 Jun 08
hi zandi. well i do agree that every person needs to believe in somthing, and it does help him or her go through life more peacefully. to alote of people meditation is equivalent to prayer and there are people that use and practice other things. the important thing is the believe.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
19 Jun 08
Absolutely true. If we combine prayer with meditation it has the potential to reduce the psychological stress that causes unkind and thoughtless behaviour. When we have stress free life we lead a happy long life.
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
you are right, praying means a lot in our life..though i;m not a religious person i still pray on the evening i sleep and the morning i wake up..
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
19 Jun 08
It is not the question of being religious or not it concerns spirituality.
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
Amen! I believe in the power of prayer. Just like what you said, regardless of the religion we are in, praying is important and very helpful. Personally, I do pray a lot. Whether I am happy or sad, I pray. Whether I ask for blessings or give thanks for the blessings I am given, I pray. I believe that prayer is food for the soul.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
19 Jun 08
Exactly prayer is food for the soul. Our life will be smooth sailing if we are in constant communication to the divine.
@longbangod (1791)
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
I think this is true. I see a lot of priests also who are very very old. Perhaps the reason why they reach that age is because they pray always. I believe God blessed those who really call for Him. He would protect you from any danger and keep you away from any harm. Thus help you keep your health good always. Thanks for posting this.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
19 Jun 08
Yes most priests are well into their retirement age .
@spalladino (17926)
• United States
17 Jun 08
I agree with you. Being at peace puts you in a better state of mind and the mind and body are connected so it makes sense to me.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
19 Jun 08
When one is at peace the body and mind is relieved of stress and this happens during prayer time. Praying is freeing oneself from doing other things, it's personal communion with the Divine.