Barna Group, a Christian research organization, has recently published a survey on how people pray. They asked the question:
How do you most often pray?
Silently to myself 82%
Audibly to myself 13%
Audibly with another person or group 2%
Collectively with a church 2%
I found none of this to be unusual. I suppose because culturally we are a private and independent people. Besides… I know for sure I am in the 82% group. Silent and solo is where its at for me…except I would change the wording to ‘silently by myself’ not ‘to myself.’
“But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.” Jesus