Coping with Chronic Pain
The Power of Prayer

The Pain and Prayer Project is a research program,
led by academia and church, aiming to develop a
tested and trusted intervention for patients with
chronic pain based on the power of prayer.

We are pleased to share this information on our Pain & Prayer Project. This website continues to be updated.

ONLINE ONLY research study!

30 Minutes — estimated time committment

Any gender — may be eligible

No compensation — may be offered

Survey — may be required

Enrollment for this study is expected to
close on Friday, December 31, 2021.

Study completed!

Chronic Pain Research
What We Are Studying

Why is this important?

This research will help us identify the types of prayer that are most helpful for folks with chronic pain. In doing so, we can better help people better cope with their pain. 

We will be examining the role of prayer as a way of coping with chronic pain. We know that people use many techniques to cope with chronic pain, including praying to God or a higher power. We are trying to better understand that prayer including what kinds of prayer are most helpful. If you are interested in participating, you can go directly to the screening website:

Leading the way

Meints, PhD

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Harvard School of Medicine, Boston, MA


Illueca, MD, MDiv, MSc

The Episcopal Church in Delaware

Yale Program for Medicine, Spirituality, and Religion


What is Going to Happen?

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Aug. 1
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Adam O’Dale


Dec. 15
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Lora O’Dale


The Partners