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The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life reports that over one third of Americans have experienced or witnessed a divine healing of illness or injury. In rough numbers that’s well over 100 million of us who have resolved health dilemmas through some kind of prayer.
Prayer takes many different forms and means different things to different people.
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