|Father John Murray attributes his healing to prayer after being paralyzed from the neck down.|
Father John Murray, a priest in Brooklyn, N.Y., fell four years ago. The accident left him paralyzed from the neck down, with doctors saying he would never walk again.
“'You should expect no voluntary movement.' That’s a quote. 'No voluntary movement for the rest of your life,'” he says.
Murray has since proven those doctors wrong after rising from his wheelchair on a Jersey Shore boardwalk a year and a half after his accident. “I think it's a result of prayer," he says. "Other people’s prayers and my prayers, without a doubt.”
NBC reports that prayer can lead to more everyday health benefits as well, quoting a physician who said that “most studies show religious people have better mental health, are less likely to experience depression, and cope better when they do." Research shows that people who pray daily are 40 percent less likely to have high blood pressure.
So, perhaps saying a prayer a day can keep the doctor away!
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