This topic has been discussed in many fields such as theology, philosophy, history, medicine, and psychology. Numerous religious traditions have complex the power of prayer and the prayer of power pdf of the nature, function and expectations of prayer. For instance, within Jewish and Christian traditions there are diverse interpretations of prayers as requests for miraculous outcomes and also requests for relatively mundane outcomes. God can not be coerced.
In recent decades, studies on prayer have become notable in medicine. Recent medical studies on prayer have generally shown mixed results when it comes to healing from illnesses. The patients who knew they were receiving prayers did experience slightly higher recovery complications, possibly due to chance and the added anxiety or pressure caused from the expectations from the prayers. However, one of the authors of the study emphasized that this study did not say anything about the power of prayer itself. Some studies on subjective well-being and personal effects of prayer have shown positive effects on the individual who prays.
In comparison to other fields that have been scientifically studied, carefully monitored studies of prayer are relatively few. 5 million spent worldwide on such research each year. Despite all of this, the number of courses on prayer and medicine have increased in medical curriculum. A number of studies have been performed to scientifically measure the impact of prayer, often within a medical setting. In most cases, the parameters measured within the medical studies cited here have not been all-encompassing from scientific or religious viewpoints.