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2011-05-02 06:37:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Being religious does not protect people from high blood pressure, according to a new study. In an effort to examine the relationship between religious activities and blood pressure in community-dwelling older adults, a Loyola University Health System study evaluated whether religious activity helps protect against high blood pressure. A survey of 200 residents of Maywood, Illinois determined there was no statistically substantial relationship between the majority of...

2011-04-12 12:00:00

DETROIT, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At least 20,000 followers of Jesus are expected to gather together in downtown Detroit as part of a massive Detroit Prayer Walk on Saturday, April 16 starting at 8:30 a.m. at Comerica Park. Over 500 area Christian church and para church organizations from a range of city and suburban locations have committed to participate in order to pray for millions in Detroit and the region. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to volunteer for...

2011-03-19 00:00:27

The Episcopal Divinity School has announced a special week of prayer for Japan and those working to avert nuclear disaster starting today (March 18). Cambridge, MA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 18, 2011 The Episcopal Divinity School has announced a special week of prayer for Japan and those working to avert nuclear disaster starting today (March 18). The Very Reverend Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, President and Dean, said, "We also call on governments and corporations across the world to intensify...

2011-03-01 14:11:00

LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PrayerGroup, a social media company, announced today that it has launched a new faith-based online community, complete with online Bible, at http://www.prayergroup.org. Building on the need for a worldwide Christian social network, PrayerGroup has developed content beyond traditional online communities by offering a variety of faith-based content including Christian music, prayer groups, international prayer request forums, Christian...

2010-12-20 00:00:38

Ilchi.com will start the New Year with an international event online. On January 1, 2011, 2011 people will read the Prayer of Peace written by Ilchi Lee, which will be available in 13 languages. Sedona, AZ (PRWEB) December 19, 2010 For those who would like to start the New Year doing something to show love for the earth and solidarity with other humans, ilchi.com is hosting a reading of a Prayer of Peace on January 1, 2011. The site will will post the pledges of 2011 people who offer the...

2010-12-16 07:33:11

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ People who choose to pray find personalized comfort during hard times, according to this University of Wisconsin-Madison sociologist. The 75 percent of Americans who pray on a weekly basis do so to manage a variety of situations and emotions- illness, sadness, trauma, and anger- but just how they find relief has never been studied by researchers. Shane Sharp, graduate student studying sociology at UW-Madison, gave in-depth interviews with dozens of victims of...

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2010-12-14 10:25:00

Those who choose to pray find personalized comfort during hard times, according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison sociologist. The 75 percent of Americans who pray on a weekly basis do so to manage a range of negative situations and emotions "” illness, sadness, trauma and anger "” but just how they find relief has gone unconsidered by researchers. Through the course of in-depth interviews with dozens of victims of violent relationships with intimate partners, Shane Sharp, a...

2010-12-04 00:00:38

Snoozester Labs has released the Wake Up Time Report, which shows the average time people wake up each month. The report, based on data gathered by the operators of the popular Snoozester.com wake up call and reminder service, finds that people tend to wake up latest in the month of December. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) December 2, 2010 Snoozester Labs, the research arm of the Snoozester.com wake up call and reminder service, released a report today of the average time people wake up each month....

2010-11-27 00:00:53

Treating your body is the first step towards recovery. Traditional cancer treatments are improving every day, thanks to research, and clinical trials.Patients, who are financially and physically drained, need help with funding and physical care, organizations such as Lazarex (http://www.lazarex.org/helpingyou.html) are here to help them find a treatment and give them a much higher quality of life. Ben Lomond, CA (PRWEB) November 25, 2010 As highlighted in the Dec issue of O magazine,...

2010-11-20 00:00:49

Operation World's global prayer movement officially launched with two live global webcast celebrations on Tuesday November 9, 2010. Each webcast was hosted by Operation World author Jason Mandryk and Biblica's Publishing Marketing Director Mike Dworak. Over 4,000 individuals, groups, and churches gathered as ministry leaders, pastors and authors endorsed the new edition of Operation World and called on Christians to pray for the nations. Users of resource can join the movement at...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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