From the Introduction:
Individuals within and outside of the field of communication sometimes ask me what I do for a living. When I respond, “I do prayer research,” nearly everyone looks rather puzzled. After I explain that prayer is a type of spiritual communication, then most individuals immediately see the connection between communication and prayer. However, many communication scholars are not convinced that prayer is a communication-related phenomenon amenable to social scientific inquiry. Yet I believe that prayer is indeed worthy of further investigation.
Original Publication Citation
Baesler, E. J. (2002). Stirring the soul: The influence of prayer on mind and body. Quest, 5(2), 8-11.
Baesler, E. James, "Stirring the Soul: The Influence of Prayer on Mind and Body" (2002). Communication & Theatre Arts Faculty Publications. 4.