By Mike Nelson | Catholic News Service
Can prayer, faith and belief in God make you healthy—physically, as well as spiritually and emotionally? Yes, according to dozens of studies over the past 20 years. In fact, Duke University’s Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health reported in 2015 that an analysis of more than 1,500 reputable medical studies “indicates people who are more religious and pray more have better mental and physical health,” according to Dr. Harold G. Koenig, center director and among the country’s leading authorities on faith and healing.
Moreover, “of 125 studies that looked at the link between health and regular worship, 85 showed regular churchgoers live longer,” Koenig told Newsmax Health . . .