When trouble comes your way, do you pray? According to a recent survey, most of us do exactly that!
The poll by ComRes, for Christian aid charity, Tearfund, revealed that one in four non-believers pray when they are challenged by hard times – despite asserting that they are not religious. It is believed that one in four atheists or agnostics choose prayer when personal disasters take place in their life. This is despite the fact that less than half of all people who do pray think that God hears their call.
More than half of all adults in the UK pray regularly, and one in three pray in a place of worship. A third pray in the morning or before they go to sleep. Many seek support from God while cooking or exercising. One in five pray while doing household chores, while 15 per cent pray while they commute. Of the wide-ranging topics of prayer, family tops the list.
There are many different reasons and circumstances prompting people to turn to prayer. We believe in rebuilding lost faith, strengthening existing faith and introducing people to faith. Our meetings aim to help people in need of support by providing useful advice, and one-to-one sessions. These meetings can help people from all walks of life connect with God in a way they never thought possible.
If you would like more information on how you can benefit from prayer, please call our 24-hour helpline at 020 7686 6000.