11 doctors weighed in:

Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for dealing with loss?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Grieving has been a part of life since the begining of time.
All religions have developed strategies for dealing with loss. The process of connecting to a higher power and more importantly to reconnect with those who are still alive are a part of most religious ceremonies. But if grief becomes immobilizing and prolonged seek professional help.

In brief: Yes

Grieving has been a part of life since the begining of time.
All religions have developed strategies for dealing with loss. The process of connecting to a higher power and more importantly to reconnect with those who are still alive are a part of most religious ceremonies. But if grief becomes immobilizing and prolonged seek professional help.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Spiritual pracitces can be deeply meaningful and helpful in dealing with difficult situations.

In brief: Yes

Spiritual pracitces can be deeply meaningful and helpful in dealing with difficult situations.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Self- care

I also believe in the power of prayer. Prayer doesn't make all of your problems go away & doesn't remove the necessity of grieving.
But prayer can be a salve that soothes your suffering. It may bring hope when hopeless. It may comfort your anguish. It may combat the sense of being utterly powerless. It invites the assistance of a higher power. It is often beneficial when working through loss.

In brief: Self- care

I also believe in the power of prayer. Prayer doesn't make all of your problems go away & doesn't remove the necessity of grieving.
But prayer can be a salve that soothes your suffering. It may bring hope when hopeless. It may comfort your anguish. It may combat the sense of being utterly powerless. It invites the assistance of a higher power. It is often beneficial when working through loss.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Self-contradiction

Right after you say you believe in the power of prayer, you question the power of prayer. If you believe in the power of prayer for anything, wouldn't you believe in it for everything? If you don't know if prayer will work for dealIng with loss, then what does it work for? If prayer for you means to a Supreme Being, why would you trust that other people know that Being's ways any better than you?

In brief: Self-contradiction

Right after you say you believe in the power of prayer, you question the power of prayer. If you believe in the power of prayer for anything, wouldn't you believe in it for everything? If you don't know if prayer will work for dealIng with loss, then what does it work for? If prayer for you means to a Supreme Being, why would you trust that other people know that Being's ways any better than you?
Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher
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