Degree Name

MA in Conflict Transformation

First Advisor

Karen Blanchard


If words are arbitrary, how does prayer have power?” is the question of inquiry in this paper. An unobtrusive Content Analysis inquiry methodology was used to answer this question. The answer lies in the finding that words and thoughts are not the same thing, and our thoughts expand beyond the audible and visible. The implication for professional practice these findings present is that a deeper awareness of “Self” is needed to understand people’s miraculous way of resolving conflict via prayer.


Anthropological Linguistics and Sociolinguistics | Asian Studies | Counselor Education | Critical and Cultural Studies | Neuroscience and Neurobiology | Other International and Area Studies | Other Linguistics | Other Social and Behavioral Sciences | Peace and Conflict Studies | Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics | Social Psychology and Interaction | Social Work | Sociology of Culture | Sociology of Religion | Terrorism Studies | Transpersonal Psychology