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2009-12-16 13:12:26

New study shows families, not doctors, raise the issue of prayer What happens when the families of sick and dying hospitalized children ask their physicians to pray with them, or for them? How do pediatricians respond to such personal requests? While increasing numbers of physicians say that religion and spirituality help some patients and families cope with serious illness, a new study reports that it is almost always the families and patients who raise the issue of prayer, not the doctors...

2009-08-10 12:44:00

A Catholic priest says his congregation is praying for the thieves who stole the nearly 5-foot statue of the Virgin Mary from his Calgary, Alberta, church. Father Kevin Tumback of the Calgary Catholic Church said he discovered the statue was missing when he opened the church Sunday morning, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Monday. You want to hurt a Catholic that's a good way to do it, he said. Did we do something to offend you? Did the church do something to offend you? Why would you...

2009-07-08 10:39:00

JERUSALEM, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Jerusalem.com (http://www.jerusalem.com) was launched today in Jerusalem. The site seeks to become the virtual gateway to religious, historic and modern-day Jerusalem. It is offering a comprehensive experience of today's vital, fascinating urban center, providing unique religious, social and tourism services and bringing the Jerusalem experience to anyone in the world. The site contains six hubs which are representing for the first time the many...

2009-04-30 07:20:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Does God answer prayers? If so, does he pay special attention to those in need? Do children's prayers reach God's ears? In her new collection of short stories, "Answered Prayers" (published by AuthorHouse), Freddie Power sets out to prove that God does answer prayers -- particularly the prayers of those less fortunate than others -- and has blessings for all of us. Power drew inspiration for "Answered Prayers" from the Bible study groups she leads...

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2009-04-06 07:56:59

Religious technology may seem like an oxymoron, but as more people obtain mobile phones, iPhones and other devices to help them manage their lives, it's only natural that many of them will be using their gadgets to help them enrich their spiritual life as well. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a mobile application known as Sun Dial, which alerts Muslim users when it's time to perform the five daily prayers known as salat. The device is currently being...

2009-03-18 18:00:00

10 cents donated for every person that plays PHOENIX, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Canyon, a leader in candle, body and home products, is kicking off The Candle Game to benefit the Prayer Child Foundation. For every player that participates in the free online game, Gold Canyon will donate 10 cents to help children facing physical and emotional challenges. The Candle Game can be played online at http://thecandlegame.com and through Facebook on Gold Canyon's official group page. "It's a...

2009-02-03 10:01:00

CLEVELAND, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Prayers From Maria - Children's Glioma Cancer Foundation will be hosting its second annual Sunflower Soiree. WHAT: The Sunflower Soiree WHEN: 7 p.m. - 1 a.m., Saturday, February 21, 2009 WHERE: The Corner Alley, 402 Euclid Ave., Downtown Cleveland PRICE: $100.00/person HOW: Contact Tara (330.819.7280) or Rosalie (216.536.5795) or email taraandrosalie@prayersfrommaria.org. The first Sunflower Soiree had a crowd...

2009-01-16 10:18:00

Thousands to Pray for End to Abortion WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of Catholics will gather in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to pray for an end to abortion at the National Prayer Vigil for Life Opening Mass at 7:00 p.m. on January 21, the eve of the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Over 16,000 worshipers - many of them youth from schools around the nation - are expected to...

2009-01-14 09:00:00

Launches Partnership during the Week of Historical Presidential Inauguration HOUSTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SpiriText(TM) and America's Mobile Prayer Network have joined forces to create the first of its kind a FREE TEXT PRAYER initiative that allows individuals at anytime to text a prayer request from anywhere. The MyPrayer Initiative is a year-round engagement strategy that is designed to inspire and connect individuals of any spiritual background and or community through...

2008-12-31 09:11:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The year 2009 will mark a significant return to personal prayer and religious dialogue, according to Dr. Aliza Lavie, a political science professor at Bar-Ilan University and currently a Research Associate at The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. Lavie's fields of research include gender, public communications and multiculturalism, and she scoured historical archives and private collections to uncover the forgotten manuscripts and human stories that she...