There has been a new set of research done that shows praying regularly can cause many mental health benefits. Two US studies were done and both show that young adults who pray on a regular basis are less likely to be depressed and have a higher level of self-esteem. Another study was done that showed 80% of people believe that having spirituality in their life causes them to have positive mental health effects. At the end of the day, prayer can’t hurt and if it has any positives on your mental health it’s worth it.
- Theologians have long stressed that prayer should be have a broad definition.
- Various studies have also proved that praying is helpful for mental health healing.
- Since prayer is common during the holiday season, people might want to use the time to remind themselves of their blessings.
“Prayer can take many forms: it can be spoken, silent, spontaneous, formulaic or repetitive.”