Global Personal Prayer Habits: 2013 vs. 2018

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Because prayer is so important, the Global Church Member Surveys (GCMS) in both 2013 and 2017-18 have assessed how members worldwide integrate personal prayer into their daily lives. In the 2013 study, respondents were asked if they engaged in personal Bible study and prayer. Over half (58%) said that they do so very much, and another 20.3% shared that they do so often. However, 12.4% admitted that they only sometimes engage in personal Bible study, and 6.5% reported that they never do so.

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Institute of Church Ministry/Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research Blog

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World Mission


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