A survey of Americans’ prayer habits was recently conducted by LifeWay Research in Nashville, and found that a slight majority of Catholics pray daily, and they usually pray about issues that affect their daily lives – family, friends, forgiveness of sins, and their favorite sports teams.
“Most people pray when they need the red phone for help,” Ed Stetzer, executive director of LifeWay Research, said in a statement. “But their prayer life isn’t a habit rooted in a relationship with God.”
A vast majority of Catholics, 86 percent, believe that all, most, or some of their prayers are answered, and 13 percent say they don’t know.
Around a third of all Catholics surveyed say they typically pray for their “own sin,” as well as giving thanks for “good things happening” and for victims of natural disasters. Just 6 percent of Catholics report praying regularly for government officials and 13 percent for people of other faiths.
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