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Choice News WEDNESDAY, DEC 10, 2008  |  4 comments
Study: Americans pray just to get through the day
Politicians come and go, fashions evolve and the culture shifts with alarming frequency. One thing remains constant, though: Americans pray. A lot.

Ninety percent have a spiritual interlude with God every day, according to a study released Thursday by Brandeis University. Half pray several times a day, in fact.

"Most prayer writers imagine a God who is accessible, listening, and a source of emotional and psychological support, who at least sometimes answers back," said Wendy Cadge, a sociologist who directed the research. ...


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Anti-antichrist | God's land  Find all comments by Anti-antichrist
It's amusing how God is supposedly answering prayers from both heathens and professing Christians, yet many times those answers not only contradict one another but the holy scriptures as well.

I also find the common "I pray (look-at-me)" statement disturbing since it's rooted in pride, especially when someone informs another that he is praying for him. Is God's answer contingent upon the prayee being told that he is being prayed for? What's the point?

Moreover, ever hear a professing Christian boast that he was fervently praying and praying with all his heart about whatever and that God has spoken and revealed the answer? What this means is that if a Christian happens to disagree with the alleged answer, then that Christian is at odds with Almighty God! You see how that works.

Finally, have any of you noticed from the prayer warriors that an answer from the Lord that doesn't agree with the heart is not from the Lord after all, but from the devil? And then the better answer is cleverly worked out and justified.

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News Item12/17/08 7:41 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
mary wrote:
I hear people say God doesn't answer prayer.I think sometimes we pray for what we want but maybe that is not what God wants for us.I try to remember to end my prayers with Thy Will be Done in all things.I think more then jobs and health we should all be praying more for the salvation of family and friends not yet saved.And we should all be praying for His direction in our lives and how to best reach others with His Word.I talk to God on my way to work in the morning and several times during the day.It's like He is always right there with me.It gets the through the day.Even the rough ones.My kids are all grown and moved away.I see them but not as often as I would like.But I am never alone.I never realy feel alone.He is always here,always listening,always available to talk to.I can't imagine getting through my day without that comforting assurance.
The practice of the presence of God. Way to go, Mary.
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News Item12/17/08 7:37 PM
mary | Michigan  Find all comments by mary
I hear people say God doesn't answer prayer.I think sometimes we pray for what we want but maybe that is not what God wants for us.I try to remember to end my prayers with Thy Will be Done in all things.I think more then jobs and health we should all be praying more for the salvation of family and friends not yet saved.And we should all be praying for His direction in our lives and how to best reach others with His Word.I talk to God on my way to work in the morning and several times during the day.It's like He is always right there with me.It gets the through the day.Even the rough ones.My kids are all grown and moved away.I see them but not as often as I would like.But I am never alone.I never realy feel alone.He is always here,always listening,always available to talk to.I can't imagine getting through my day without that comforting assurance.
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News Item12/10/08 4:54 PM
Just an old Skeptic  Find all comments by Just an old Skeptic
"Ninety percent have a spiritual interlude with God every day, according to a study released Thursday by Brandeis University. Half pray several times a day, in fact."

Wow!! How about that?
I didn't know that the U.S. of A. was 90 percent Christian.

Proverbs 15:29 The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

Proverbs 28:9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

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