Prayer and Psychological Well-being: The Mediating Role of Mindfulness

Dovid B Levy, Pace University


Two hundred and eighty-one men and women participated in a study that examined the mediating role of mindfulness in the relationship between prayer and psychological well-being. Scales that measured prayer, dispositional mindfulness, and psychological well-being were given out. Mindfulness mediated the positive correlation between three prayer types (adoration, thanksgiving, and reception) and psychological well-being but not between the other three prayer types (supplication, confession, and obligation) and psychological well-being. These findings have broad implications for integrating prayer and mindfulness based-interventions in treatment for religious/spiritual individuals.

Subject Area

Clinical psychology

Recommended Citation

Levy, Dovid B, "Prayer and Psychological Well-being: The Mediating Role of Mindfulness" (2017). ETD Collection for Pace University. AAI10666060.



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