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The Barna researchers recently released the results of a survey on Americans and prayer. They surveyed 1,015 American adults ages 18 and older during the first week of June, 888 of whom identified as Christians and past Christians. The respondents were asked the following question: “What does the content of your prayers most often pertain to?” According to the data, 62 percent of respondents who pray regularly do so with varying motivations. The most common one is to offer gratitude and thanksgiving.
The needs of their family and their community are a prayer topic for many Americans. A total of 61 percent identified it as a motivation, while 49 percent pray out of a need for personal guidance in times of crisis. Just less than half of the praying adults most often direct prayers toward their own health.
Nearly 90 percent of praying American adults direct their prayers to “God” although they don’t all pray to the same deity. Addressing “God” was the most common response among almost every segment surveyed. Only 24 percent of Americans report praying most often about their concerns regarding the nation or government. The older generation seem much more likely to pray for this than the younger generation, the results show.
According to the Barna Group’s Editor-in-Chief, Roxanne Stone, prayer is by far the most common spiritual practice among Americans. No matter how politics and culture shift, Americans seem to keep praying, with the data remaining constant.”The vast majority of Americans — no matter their religious affiliation or non-affiliation — participate in some kind of prayer activity. Barna has found this to be true consistently over the last several decades. The numbers have barely changed from year to year,” she said.
It is good to know that the people in our nation are engaging in prayer. But let it be known that the only God who answers prayer is the true and living God – the God of Israel. He said “Call unto me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you do not know.” (Jer. 33:3).
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK
THE KING’S DAUGTHER’S, KINGDOM MEN’S & INTERCESSORS MINISTRY “PRAY FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR”
Today, 5:00p.m. Please be on time as the safaris will be waiting.
Conference: We are asking The King’s daughters and the Kingdom men’s ministry to wear their shirts for the conference.
LUNCH HOUR HOTLINE
Wednesday, 12:00 noon
NO SERVICE AT 5:30 p.m.
KINGDOM MEN’S & THE KING’S DAUGHTERS MINISTRY CONFERENCE 2017
“Walking, Talking, & Looking Like Men & Women of God”
DATE TIME MESSAGE THEME
Thursday, August 31st 7:00 p.m. Walking Like Men & Women of God
Friday, September 1st 7:00 p.m. Talking Like Men & Women of God
Sunday, September 3rd 6:00 p.m. Looking Like Men & Women of God
HOUR OF POWER PRAYER SESSION
PRAISE AND ADORATION PRACTICE
Worship & Ministry Service, 9:00 a.m. (Communion)
Apostle Dr. Brian S. Edghill, Pastor Emily and the church, extend condolences to Bro. Lowell Joseph & Family on the passing of his wife Mother’s in St. Marteen. May God bring them comfort during this difficult time.
And It Came To Pass
Our Lord has promised
To give us relief
For He is the One
Who has borne our grief,
No sigh escapes Him
No tear goes unseen
“For in Him we live and move
And have our being.”
So take courage my brother,
My sister, my friend
The trouble you’re facing
Will come to an end.
No trial comes to stay
No problem will last
For we read in the Bible
“And it came to pass.”
FROM THE HEART
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