10. Health Benefits of Prayer
Source: The Gerontologist – People who pray with a positive, hopeful attitude as an ongoing part of their lives prior to undergoing heart surgery, experience less depression and anxiety afterwards, both in the short and long term.
Spiritually: The Bible New Living Translation (NLT) – 2 Corinthians 13:9 stated, “We are glad to seem weak if it helps show that you are actually strong. We pray that you will become mature.”
Life Application: iLumina Bible Studies – Just as parents will make great sacrifices for their children’s welfare, so Paul didn’t hesitate to make sacrifices for the Corinthians. Paul wanted the Corinthians to grow in the faith and to become strong Christians and be recovered and restored to maturity. If he had to exhaust himself, deplete his own resources, and appear weak, he would do so for their sakes (see also 2 Corinthians 1:6; 12:14-15).
THE PRIORITY OF PRAYER by Dr. Charles Stanley of InTouch Ministries https://www.intouch.org/watch/the-priority-of-prayer