A new survey in the run-up to Easter has found no shortage of people believing in the power of prayer.
shortage of people believing in the power of prayer.
the British believers were asked what they would pray for, nearly a third (31%) said
world peace, followed by an end to poverty (27%).
in five (22%) said they would pray for healing for another person, while 5%
said they did not know what they would pray for. 14% said they would never
subjects for prayer cited in the survey were:
- less stress in my life (16%)
- a prayer of thankfulness (16%)
- prosperity (16%)
- healing for myself (15%)
- guidance (15%)
- a friend (13%)
- marriage or relationship (12%)
- forgiveness (10%)
- work (9%)
- my spiritual life (8%)
- my church (4%)
- my studies (3%)
- something else (6%)
- my partner (17%)
concerns the age then, not surprisingly, the over-65s made up the largest
proportion of people praying (89%).
was followed by young people between the ages of 18 and 24 (85%). Less likely
to pray were those between the ages of 35 and 40 (75%).