In 1988, cardiologist Dr. Randolph Byrd releases a scientific study on the “Positive Therapeutic Effects of Intercessory Prayer in a Coronary Care Unit Population”
This double-blind, scientific study used 393 patients between August 1982 and May 1983.
The patients nor the doctors knew they were being prayed for by a group of born-again Christians for 10 months.
Half of the patients were prayed for by the group and those patients showed a better recovery rate.
They were less likely to need antibiotics or develop pulmonary edema.
Some of the patients NOT prayed for required intubation and serious help.
NONE of those prayed for required any help at all.
It seems that the Apostle James was correct when he said, “The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up.” James 5:15
Prayer changes things.