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Billy Dorsey was ready to die. "I couldn't take it anymore and I cried out."

Homeless and locked inside a building for over a week, "God? Why am I going through this? Those were my exact words."

There are thousands of stories just like Dorsey's.

Dr. Andrew Newberg is the Director of Research as Thomas Jefferson Hospital and Medical College. Board certified in internal and nuclear medicine, when he thinks of prayer, he thinks of the brain itself. "When we look at how the brain works, it looks like the brain is very easily able to engage in religious and spiritual practices."

Dr. Newberg's studies suggest there is benefit in prayer and meditation…spiritual or not. It can actually shape the brain. In one study Newberg taught older patients with memory problems a meditation. Had them practice a few minutes a day - within weeks there were dramatic difference in their brain scans. "It has something to do more generally with how we can improve the function of the brain, that these kinds of practices can actually help with."

To Billy Dorsey the words are now literally part of him. "For the race is not for the swift…or the battle to the strong…"

And every step is proof, now massively successful, producing songs topping the charts…awards in hand…"If I had written out a script about my life, it would not have been this. So I know God is real and I know that prayer is real."
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