Magic words are discredited among empiricists. Words are the inventions of humans, what in them could be intrinsically powerful?
Don't be too quick to reject magic words, difficult as it may be to acknowledge such a thing--not that I'm superstitious or credulous.
I know this to be true: faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Apparently, there is magic in some words, and we can draw that magic out!
Then that magic draws us out of the grave and into Christ.