Physics proves the power of prayer.
According to science, everything is connected, energy is eternal, and consciousness is dynamic. Conclusion: Prayer has real power.
Many of the world’s most successful physicists aren’t afraid to find proof of spiritual truth in science.
“There can never be any real opposition between religion and science. Forms of religion which have a nihilistic attitude to life are out of harmony with the scientific outlook and contradictory to its principles. [T]heoretical physics … is a very active science and does make an appeal to the lay imagination. In that way, it may, to some extent, satisfy the metaphysical hunger which religion does not seem capable of satisfying. But this would be entirely by stimulating religious reaction indirectly.” – Max Planck
“I assert that the nature of all reality is spiritual … [T]he modern conception of the physical world … deliberately left room for the reality of spirit and consciousness.” – Sir Arthur Eddington
“… [S]cience can only be created by those who are thoroughly imbued with the aspiration toward truth and understanding. This source of feeling, however, springs from the sphere of religion … science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” – Albert Einstein
The Superstring Theory of quantum physics involves the ideas of unlimited interconnectedness and multi-dimensional existence.
What Albert Einstein referred to as “spooky action at a distance” has been demonstrated by recent physicists. Called “entanglement”, it proves that “particles are connected in a mysterious way even when separated, so that observing or affecting one instantly affects the other.” In other words, one particle of energy can, and does, influence another particle of energy located in any other place or time!
Physicists disagree about the number of revealed and hidden dimensions that exist in our universe. Some define ten or eleven dimensions; others say twenty-seven, while a few hypothesize an infinite number of dimensions. Realists maintain that only three dimensions plus time can be supported, and the minimalists assert that there are only two: space and time.
If prayer is real, it exists in unlimited interconnectedness and multiple dimensions. In a creative thought exercise, I imagine at least seven dimensions of Prayer (fully described in future installments of this series).
- 0 – Thought-Point
- 1 – Creation-Line
- 2 – Truth-Plane
- 3 – Song-Cube
- 4 – Time-Space
- 5 – Self-Conscious
- 6 – Will-Choice
- 7 – Christ-Purpose
Thinking of prayer in terms of dimensions defined by the quantum mechanics (the study of interactions between atoms and elementary particles) of a unified field theory (a theory capable of defining the nature of interrelationships among nuclear, electromagnetic, and gravitational forces) may be foreign to many. But for those who seek the true nature of God and their response to Him, a willingness to perceive Him in the study of science is vital.
Interestingly, since the discovery of the quark (smallest known building block of matter), nuclear scientists are returning to Einstein’s quest for the Theory of Everything. It seems that studying quantum physics is becoming increasingly similar to looking for God and finding irrefutable evidence of Him.
Physicists will even admit that the mere act of looking for the most elemental particle of all matter creates another, tinier particle, indicating that consciousness has creative power!
According to the proliferation of metaphysics literature coming from scientists, the very lure of the compounding Mystery is giving them an undeniable glimpse of the Creator.
“[T]he exploration of the external world by the methods of physical science leads not to a concrete reality but to a shadow world of symbols … physics most strongly insists that its methods do not penetrate behind the symbolism … the mental and spiritual nature of ourselves supplies … interpretation.” – Sir Arthur Eddington
“During the youthful period of mankind’s spiritual evolution human fantasy created gods in man’s own image … science not only purifies the religious impulse of the dross of its anthropomorphism, but also contributes to a religious spiritualization of our understanding of life.” – Albert Einstein
“Many would hold that, from the broad philosophical standpoint, the outstanding achievement of twentieth-century physics is not the theory of relativity with its welding together of space and time, or the theory of quanta with its present apparent negation of the laws of causation, or the dissection of the atom with the resultant discovery that things are not what they seem; it is the general recognition that we are not yet in contact with ultimate reality.” – Sir James Jeans
Are you a person of faith? Would you like your faith to be corroborated by science?
1 John 5:14 says, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything in accordance with his will, he hears us.”
In Mark 11:22-23, Jesus says, “Have faith in God. “Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him. Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.”
Do you want to know, with certainty, that your prayers have actual power? I invite you to follow this series, as we learn that the power of prayer is confirmed by physics.