Non-believers turn to prayer in a crisis, poll finds

Source: The Guardian

By , Religion correspondent

Family and friends top the list of reasons to call on God, rather than global issues such as poverty or disasters
Just under half of those who pray said they believed God hears their prayers, which suggests a slim majority feel their supplications are not answered.

For many non-believers, it is an instinctive response to a crisis: “Please, God.” So perhaps it should not be surprising that a new survey has found that one in five adults pray despite saying they are not religious.

Just under half of those who pray said they believed God hears their prayers, which suggests a slim majority feel their supplications are not answered. Four in ten go further, saying prayer changes the world; a similar number say it makes them feel better.

Family tops the list of subjects of prayers at 71%, followed by thanking God (42%), praying for healing (40%) and for friends (40%). Way down on the list comes global issues such as poverty or disasters, at 24%, according to the poll carried out by ComRes on behalf of the Christian aid agency, Tearfund.

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  1. It’s interesting to note how even non-believers still recognize that there is a God or a higher spiritual figure who will listen to your prayers and will help you in your tough times. Religions like Islam who practice this on a daily basis know there is one God and that is who they will call on to but it’s interesting to see that when non-believers need help in a crisis they also call on to God. It seems that perhaps these people need to listen to there heart and who knows they might actually find out that they are not non-believers after all.

    • Yes, every people has a God Spirit in his soul. But most people do not relize it.
      God exist every where and every one too. That is why unbeliever pray or mention God sometime when he got a big trouble. Unfortunately every one has also evil in his soul.
      If some one always remember God, insya Allah God will protect this people from evil influence.
      Except Jesus, Evil cannot influence him for ever,
      Jesus was a Holy spirit, Holy soul.

      ❤️

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