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Prayer for a Friend

Thursday, 29 December 2005 12:00 AM

Prayer works.

Prayer solves problems.

And prayer can heal injuries and cure sickness.

In a study a few years ago in a cardiac intensive care unit in a San Fransisco hospital, an experiment was conducted to measure the

The patients were divided into two groups. The names of the first group were passed out the following Sunday at area churches and parishioners were asked to pray for these very ill patients; the other group's names were not passed out.

Those who were prayed for had

Indeed, the prayers of strangers

A week ago here in New York City during the transit strike, a brave 39-year-old New York City firefighter, Matthew Long, was bicycling to work when a truck made an illegal tun and ran him over, breaking his pelvis, separating his shoulder and causing massive internal bleeding.

He was rushed to New York Hospital, where he remains to this day in critical condition. He has had frequent blood transfusions. He remains in critical condition – with his family taking turns waiting and praying in the ICU for his recovery.

Matthew is a devoted athlete, having trained for triathalons; doctors think his physical conditioning may help him survive this disaster. Smartly, he was wearing a helmet that fateful morning and thus suffered no neurological damage.

Matt's father is Mike Long, the chairman of the New York State Conservative Party. Mike Long is a wonderful man, a devoted husband and father – and a true blue conservative who is a principled political leader.

Why don't we all join together and pray

Let us all pray – beginning today – and keep at it until this wonderful young man walks out of the hospital and resumes his career as a heroic firefighter.

And you can also call Chairman Long at New York State Conservative Headquarters and leave him a message of hope – and let him know we are all praying for his son's recovery. Tell his secretary you read this column and want to join in a nationwide prayer for Matthew. The phone number is 718-921-2158.

If we all ask God for His help, then He will hear us. And hopefully Matt Long will soon be back saving others from fires and danger in New York City.

Thank you!

And Happy New Year to you all!

Next week will appear the Predictions 2006 column.

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