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Study: Churchgoers Would Rather Pray Than Read The Bible

Study: Churchgoers Would Rather Pray Than Read The Bible

A new study revealed some interesting trends when it comes to spending time with God.

Lifeway Research surveyed American churchgoers on their quiet time habits and found that 65 percent said they intentionally set aside time to spend with God on a daily basis.

But how exactly are they spending time with God? The overwhelming majority (83 percent) shared they are more likely to talk to God through prayer, while 39 percent read from the Bible or a devotional.

The study also revealed there are some gender and age discrepancies when it comes to how we spend time with God. Females (48 percent) are more likely than males (38 percent) to make spending time with God a daily habit. And young adult churchgoers are the most likely to read Scripture from an app, with 40 percent saying they do so.

The study also discovered frequency of church attendance impacts time alone with God, with those who attend worship services at least four times a month being more likely to say they spend time alone with God more than once a day.

“Today’s Christians have more resources than ever to aid them in spending time with God and His Word,” said Scott McConnell, executive director of Lifeway Research. “As new resources are created, they can encourage someone who, without that innovation, wouldn’t have spent time with God. But there is also a strong relationship between spending time alone with God’s Word and worshiping frequently with others who may encourage you in your walk with God.”

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