by Rev. Fr. V.V. Paulose, Toronto, Canada
"A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body, jealousy is like a cancer in the bone.” (Proverbs 14:30)
A spiritual approach can prevent heart diseases.
Heart diseases is the number one killer in the world. Fear and anxiety is the root cause for blood pressure and eventually the death of the heart.
Peter 1:5-7 - "Give all your worries to him, because he cares about you.” As a reckless intelligent youth, St. Augustine was in distress and at the verge of breakdown of his heart with fears, worries, and anxiety of sins and wrongdoings when he found peace and tranquility in Jesus and cleansed his heart with the blood of Christ. He lived long and guided millions into spirituality and good health. He says, “Our heart is restless unless it finds rest in you.” Before going for any treatment of any diseases, the people must deal with the spiritual root cause and it should be the starting point for all treatments. Spiritual blocks should be removed or by-passed first. So there is a great role for the spiritual warriors in the realm and treatment of the sick.
James 5:14,15 - “Anyone who is sick should call the priests. They should pray for them and pour oil on the person in the name of the Lord and the prayer that is said with faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will heal that person.”
Prince Ahmose-Meryet-Amon was from an illustrious Egyptian family. She lived in what is now Luxor from the year 1580 B.C. and died in her 40’s. She is thought to be the first known person to have developed heart disease, say researchers. Doctors believe that the princess would have needed a by-pass surgery if she were living now. Scans showed she had extensive blockages in arteries, leading to her heart, brain, stomach and legs. This predates a modern life style. Dr. Gregory Thomas, from the university of California, said, “There was no gas or electricity at that time, so we presume she had an active life style. Her diet was significantly healthier than ours. She would have eaten fruits and vegetables, and fish were plentiful in the Nile at that time. The food would have been organic, and there were no trans-fats or tobacco available there. Yet she had blockages. This suggests to us that there is a missing risk factor for heart disease - something that causes it we don’t yet know enough about.”
Jeremiah 30 :17 - "I will restore health unto you. And I will heal you of your wounds, said the Lord.” Proverbs 15:13 - ” A merry heart makes cheerful countenance, but by the sorrow of the heart, the spirit is broken.”
Jesus, we pray for the recovery of all heart patients. We pray for all the doctors, para-medicals, technicians, associates and researchers in the field of heart treatments. Lord, root out the root cause of all heart blocks. Let all the fears and worries be removed from our minds and hearts. Let us find peace in you. Let the spirit of peace and love abide within our hearts. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
[Editor's Note: The role of prayer and spirituality as a complementary therapy in treating sickness/disease is will known and documented. We recommend Holisticonline.com Prayer/Spirituality Section for further details about this topic. You can also learn about Meditation in Holisticonline.com Meditation Section. ]
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