A Texas doctor is combining traditional medicine with what he believes is the healing power of prayer. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Dr. Errol Bryce often prays with distraught patients and their families, but not before making sure they are comfortable and open to the idea of spiritual healing.
"Prayer is powerful," Dr. Bryce told the news source. "I think faith and prayer is essential in the healing process. My personal perspective is that we actually prescribe the medicine but God does the healing."
Bryce also said that he has experienced much enthusiasm from colleagues and patients, and that in 25 years he has many patients who wanted to explore their spiritual and mental potential with him.
The Washington Post reports that studies have shown that people with faith tend to be healthier, though researchers are still determining why. Bryce told the Telegram that he believes people can heal themselves through communing with the world around them.
Author and philosopher Ilchi Lee believes in healing prayer and the ability of people to better themselves through spiritual growth.