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Byrd, "Positive Therapeutic Effects of Intercessory Prayer in a Coronary Care Unit Population," Southern Med J (1988) vol.
The most up-to-date study on intercessory prayer, called the Mantra study, was recently the subject of a BBC2 Everyman programme entitled Can Prayer Heal?
The Role of Petitionary and Intercessory Prayer in Theistic Traditions
Study of the Therapeutic Effects of Intercessory Prayer (STEP) in cardiac bypass patients: A multicenter randomized trial of uncertainty and certainty of receiving intercessory prayer.
Similarly, intercessory prayer enables humanity's participation in the creative and redemptive work of God, allows for us to share what matters with God, and is a means through which we entrust ourselves to God and express our desire for God and for God's will to be done.
The Kutir experience in fasting and prayer, intercessory prayer at Vardan, the Marian devotion and the Grotto, rebuilding the Satsangh Bhavan, various Satsangh specially on Sundays, on second Saturdays, the Great Annual Satsangh in November, the Christmas and Easter programmes, the Lenten programmes, specially the way of the Cross on Fridays of Lent and more specially on Good Friday and Inter Religious prayer experiences, a number of publications, audio-video cassettes, talks and the TV programmes on Saturday and Sundays as well as the various out reach programmes all over the country.
A remote, retroactive intercessory prayer was said for the well-being and full recovery of the intervention group.
Intercessory prayer, songs, praise and worship and sermons by prominent speakers marked the event.
His daily prayer regime is the following: Mass in the evening; Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament in the evening; Liturgy of the Hours (45 minutes, morning and during Holy Hour); 40 minutes of mental prayer (on the Hill); 20 minutes of intercessory prayer (Holy Hour and on the way to the Hill); two 15 minute examinations of conscience (noon and Holy Hour); 15 minutes of spiritual reading (evening); 15 minutes of preparation for next day's prayer (Holy Hour); five decades of the Rosary (on the way to and from the Hill); recalling Stations of the Cross (at 3:00 PM on the Hill); Divine Mercy Chaplet (3:00 PM on the Hill).
Katharine Goodland's essay argues, compellingly, that the devastating scene of Lear's howling over the corpse of Cordelia presents neither a universal nor "pagan" (66) response to death but instead a peculiarly modern one, an "inverted pieta" (48) founded on the double death Shakespeare's audience would likely have intuited in the catastrophe of Lear: the loss not only of a person but also of remembered rhythms of ritualized, communal mourning, and intercessory prayer, as encoded in Marian iconology and staged in medieval Passion plays.
This is introduced as an intercessory prayer technique, which can be used when praying for countries, political issues, world crises, "or even pets.