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FRONT PAGE  |  3/29/2015
MONDAY, APR 14, 2014  |  18 comments  |  1 commentary
Daily Bible reading and prayer is a struggle for many evangelicals

New research has shed light on the difficulties evangelicals have in making time for their spiritual life.

In particular, the Evangelical Alliance's study found that evangelicals struggle to find the time for both reading the Bible and praying each day.

Of the over 1,500 surveyed, nearly all (90 per cent) said they read the Bible regularly, but only 31 per cent said they set aside a substantial period of time each day to pray.

Although 87 per cent agreed that every Christian needs to spend time alone with God on a daily basis, and that without ...


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Liza J  Find all comments by Liza J
Hey Phillip nice to have you on board.
Have enjoyed your posts
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News Item4/16/14 4:26 PM
Unprofitable Servant | Georgia  Find all comments by Unprofitable Servant
Glad to have Phillip posting with us, he is a young lad of only 10 years old, already spends his time listening to sermons here on SA.
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News Item4/16/14 3:16 PM
Phillip Gray | Gordo, AL  Protected NameFind all comments by Phillip Gray
Pretty cool Dolores!
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News Item4/15/14 2:26 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Strat wrote:
I'm a worker bee,at least 10 hours a day,leave in the dark and until daylight savings time,get home in the dark,35 mile commute each way,exhausted physically,emotionally and spiritually at the end of the day.
Stat, it would sound like an audio Bible would be the perfect thing for you, e.g.,NASB Audio Bible mp3, You would really be able to put that time on the road to good use
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News Item4/14/14 11:38 PM
Dolores | Texas  Find all comments by Dolores
Phillip, we really do need to have a time with God everyday to read and meditate on the Bible and pray. I know where Gordo is. I was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, AL and had cousins that lived in Reform,AL.
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News Item4/14/14 10:10 PM
Phillip Gray | Gordo, AL  Protected NameFind all comments by Phillip Gray
We NEED to read the Bible &pray EVERY day!!! I agree Christapher.Halareous Barry!
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News Item4/14/14 9:24 PM
Stevenr | Missouri  Contact via emailFind all comments by Stevenr
We live in a busy society; as parents, we made the decision early on to inspire our kids to read daily; it's called, training up a child in the way they should go. It's easier to do something when it's a habit. On top of that, as my kids got older, and I got them cell phones, I send out a daily "Thought of the Day" for them to wake up to. Not only does it continue to ground them, but it also challenges ME to come up with something new every day.
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News Item4/14/14 5:46 PM
Wayne | Northumberland  Find all comments by Wayne
Strat wrote:
exhausted physically,emotionally and spiritually at the end of the day.
A Christian is never out of the presence of God
A sermon that might be a blessing to some dear one

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Spurgeon this morning's Daily Check Book is good

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News Item4/14/14 5:25 PM
Strat  Find all comments by Strat
I'm a worker bee,at least 10 hours a day,leave in the dark and until daylight savings time,get home in the dark,35 mile commute each way,exhausted physically,emotionally and spiritually at the end of the day.

A Christian is never out of the presence of God and prayer can be moment by moment seeking guidance for the day....people will always come up with ways to make you feel guilty because you are not doing this or that....AS THEY DEFINE IT.

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News Item4/14/14 2:54 PM
penitent  Find all comments by penitent
Jim Lincoln wrote:
I would suggest that an easy to read, but still accurate Bible, would encourage more getting into tNhe word, e.g., NASB, ESV, and yes, the NKJV.
JL
That's ok for those who follow the heretics Westcott and Hort.......
But
Real Christians are led by the Spirit to use God's Word the King James Bible.

As for "struggle with prayer"
All true prayer in the Holy Spirit will be a struggle and conflict both within and within this fallen world for the regenerate sinner and Satan will see to that, - IF it is true prayer.
That's the sign of true prayer.

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News Item4/14/14 2:35 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
I would suggest that an easy to read, but still accurate Bible, would encourage more getting into tNhe word, e.g., NASB, ESV, and yes, the NKJV.
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News Item4/14/14 10:38 AM
S.Taylor | Mid-West  Contact via emailFind all comments by S.Taylor
Our family disposed of our TV years ago, now if only we wouldn't spend so much time on the Internet.
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News Item4/14/14 9:21 AM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
Barry from KY. wrote:
Christopher wrote, "Give me a cabin out in the woods with a running stream, scenery, wildlife, supplies, a bible, etc, far, far away and I would be content."
Hey, I got a screen saver just like that.
I haven't even got that, Barry.

But I would also love a log cabin beside a creek, with plenty of fresh fish to eat, painting, fishing, praying, serving the Lord in whatever way. But here I am, and here I'll stay, just as the Lord leads.

Chris Frost wrote:
They might be amazed at how much time they have if they turn off the television.
Thanks for the reminder, Chris.

We need to be "watching and praying", waiting for the second advent, much in prayer, keeping close to the Lord, witnessing to the lost, serving the Lord seeing as we call him Lord, preparing for an eternal heavenly delight, denying self and taking up a cross, wholeheartedly standing for the Lord, putting all our treasure into heaven where our heart is, glorifying God and enjoying him for ever. It's enough to make one fall over with the sheer joy of it all.

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News Item4/14/14 8:46 AM
Lady_Virtue | OKC  Contact via emailFind all comments by Lady_Virtue
Chris Frost wrote:
They might be amazed at how much time they have if they turn off the television.
Quite true. We make time for those things we want to make time for and consider to be important. It's called prioritization.
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News Item4/14/14 8:38 AM
Chris Frost | Indiana  Find all comments by Chris Frost
They might be amazed at how much time they have if they turn off the television.
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News Item4/14/14 8:09 AM
Barry from KY. | Northern KY  Find all comments by Barry from KY.
Christopher wrote, "Give me a cabin out in the woods with a running stream, scenery, wildlife, supplies, a bible, etc, far, far away and I would be content."

Hey, I got a screen saver just like that.

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News Item4/14/14 7:28 AM
Christopher000 | Rhode Island  Find all comments by Christopher000
"Although 87 per cent agreed that every Christian needs to spend time alone with God on a daily basis..." only 87%?

Maybe so, John, but in this hustle, bustle, fast paced world, there is so much to do, so much to look at, so many distractions, and not to mention the endless quest for more, more, more, priorities are all mixed up. I think that these days, the biggest culprit is technology. The internet, smart phones, and social media has people addicted, enmasse, to the point that they actually need councilling to break free. Give me a cabin out in the woods with a running stream, scenery, wildlife, supplies, a bible, etc, far, far away and I would be content.

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News Item4/14/14 3:38 AM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
Maybe a lot of the Evangelical Alliance's "evangelicals" will find it hard to pray because they're not born again.
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