Research has found that prayer is good for you even on a scientific level. A study was done by German psychologists at Saarland University on the effects of prayer and those who pray. The findings revealed that praying can help a person maintain self-control and resist temptation, as well as help alleviate depression and other benefits. The authors noted that even a short prayer time changes the self-control depletion effect. These results are consistent with a growing body of work, attesting to the beneficial effects of prayer on self-control. The students were tested to measure their level of self control when faced with temptation. The researchers found that those who prayed before the start of the test showed they maintained high levels of self-control till the end. Whatever you’re facing today; let prayer be your steering wheel, not your spare wheel.
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