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News – A nation at prayer?

January 2008

A nation at prayer?

42% of UK residents say they pray, according to research commissioned by Christian development agency Tearfund. Tearfund surveyed 1000 adults and found one in six prayed daily, and one in four at least once a week. The younger were less likely to pray than older people.

Of those who pray, one third agreed with the statement, ‘There is a God who watches over me and answers my prayer’. Top prayer topics in order of popularity were family and friends, thanking God, guidance, healing and worldwide problems such as poverty, wars and disaster.