Christians Pray At Least One Hour A Week
ChristiaNet.com, a large Christian portal with eight million monthly page loads, recently asked, "Do you pray at least one hour a week?" ChristiaNet's president, Bill Cooper, stated, "Christians should communicate with the Lord through daily prayer." Most surveyed said they prayed well over one hour.
Out of 1,200 Christians surveyed, a whopping 82% said that they prayed daily upon rising and before going to bed which totaled, "well over one hour a week." Reasons cited included, "Praying is the way we communicate with God, if you don't pray to Him, then you don't have much of a relationship" and "I pray for others mostly, because they need it." A lesser amount in this category said that they only pray when they have a problem or need something, but it amounted to over an hour a week, "I pray if I really need to talk to God about something important, or if something good happened and I want to thank Him."
Only eleven percent said they did not feel that their week totaled even an hour. The most popular reasons given were that they were too busy in life, or just plain forgot, "I wish I could remember before I go to bed, but I am just too tired." Some wish they could pray more often, "I really want to pray more, but I just don't." Others just say small prayers," I say quick and short prayers, I doubt it amounts to an hour a week though."
Seven percent were unsure about whether or not their prayer time totaled an hour. The most common reason given was that they don't time themselves, "I don't keep a timetable of my prayers, so I don't know." Survey takers in this category say that they pray, but it is just not consistent, "I try to pray, but some days I do and some I don't. It's hard to keep track." The remaining pollers in this group claim to say mini prayers all day long and do not know if they amount to over an hour per week, "I say short little prayers constantly throughout the day, they may or may not equal an hour."
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