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What Is It That We Pray For?

What Is It That We Pray For?

Americans pray for their friends, families, and sometimes their enemies.

They ask for divine help in times of trouble but rarely praise God’s greatness. And they seldom add politicians, nonbelievers, or even their favorite sports team to their prayer lists, according to a new survey from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

“Most people pray when they need the red phone for help,” said Ed Stetzer, executive director of LifeWay Research. “But their prayer life isn’t a habit rooted in a relationship with God.

The online survey, conducted Aug.7, 2014, asked 1,137 Americans about the frequency and content of their prayers.

This is an article from LifeWay Research by Bob Smietana.

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People gladly pray for each other, but not so much for celebrities and politicians.

People gladly pray for each other, but for celebrities and politicians, not so much.