Research Proves Prayer Is a Conversation

Monday, October 29, 2012 — Leave a comment

Science is backing what believers have known all along: Prayer is a conversation with a real Person. A recent study measured how our brains react to prayer; I wrote about it for Christ and Pop Culture. Here’s an excerpt:

Dr. Newberg found that “in Judeo-Christian prayer, the frontal lobe activates just as it would in normal conversation. To the brain, talking to God is indistinguishable from talking to a person.” That makes sense considering the Judeo-Christian tenet that God is a personable, communicating Being. And for Christians, He is a Person, Jesus Christ. People with these faith backgrounds are talking to a real Person when they pray.

Read the rest of my article, “This Is Your Brain on Prayer,” over at CaPC.

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