Popular televangelist and charismatic preacher Joel Osteen will go on “The Dr. Oz Show” Thursday to talk about the healing power of prayer, including groundbreaking research on the practice conducted by the show's host.
The episode will offer an in-depth analysis on how prayer works and if it has the potential to lead to medical miracles, according to Product Placement News.
Other guests will be invited to share personal stories of how their faith has helped them or loved ones overcome a serious medical condition.
Dr. Oz will also reveal research he participated in at hospitals a number of years ago that examine the power of faith and prayer.
Osteen often promotes the connection between spiritual and physical health in his sermons, and is expected to provide a perspective on his own experiences on the Emmy Award-winning show.
Victoria Osteen, the wife of the Houston Lakewood Church pastor, will also share with audience members strategies for believing in themselves and using the power of prayer to get through the rough times.
It is estimated that more than 100 countries around the world broadcast Joel Osteen’s sermons. His New York Times bestselling books have sold millions of copies.
“The Dr. Oz Show” has audiences in more than 112 countries and has won many awards, including the Emmy for Best Informative Talk Show in 2011.