Worship and prayer offers us hope for daily living. Harold Koenig, the director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University, has been writing about the positive influence of religion on health for decades. In a recent interview he said, "Engaging more in a faith community and working on your relationship with God and your spiritual life - that can help you in many ways both mentally, physically, socially, and in all areas in your life." Later in the same interview he said, "God has to remain God in your life, and if God is God and you worship God and you do it faithfully and you do it for the right reasons, then better health will automatically follow." Faith does not guarantee healing, but there is comfort knowing Jesus Christ always stands beside us.
Sources: (The Presbyterian Outlook) http://pres-outlook.org/2017/01/purpose-in-practices-spiritual-landscapes-of-older-adults/