- Michelle Rosenthal
- Brooklyn, NY
- United States
social worker, Dr Susan Smith McKinney Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
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Does saying prayers for world peace help create world peace? How?Is there a way to do an experiment to answer this question scientifically?
Is there any benefit of praying to God for help & guidance in achieving the extraordinary goal of creating world peace in a nonviolent manner? Does it help people to focus their mind on what is needed to be done to create a lasting world peace if they pray for the knowledge of how to attain world peace and the power to carry it out?
Does it help more if a person prays for peace and takes actions toward creating peace as well?
Are actions & prayer more powerful than just one without the other? Could this be tested in a 90 day experiment with three 30 day segments where the subjects try all 3 variations: Praying and taking actions, only taking actions, then only praying to see if they notice any differences.
Although there may be no way really to tell or quantify the effect of or benefit of prayer what is your sense of the power and effectiveness of combining prayer with action toward attaining an insurmountable goal of peace on Earth?
Can humans ever achieve world peace while we are alive on Earth? Can Praying for God to help humanity actually work in helping us attain peace?
Many people are unsure if God exists at all, & if so they wonder if God hears and answers our prayers. Many people wonder if prayers have any effect at all. Various people may believe strongly one way or the other while others have no idea of the answer.
Some may question if God created the Universe or did it evolve on its own. Our conception of the evolution of the universe may go back to the big bang but we still have no answer to the question of how did the bang start and how did and do the miracles in the universe, the earth and nature really take place.
Do you think it has any effect if we thankful to God for the wonders of life & ask God for help with all of our problems in life or not?