Tuesday, June 5, 2007

LifeWay Research Studies use of Private Prayer Language

A recent study from LifeWay Research on the use of private prayer language indicates that half of Southern Baptist pastors believe the Holy Spirit gives some people a special language to pray to God.

The study also indicates the majority of Protestant senior pastors (63 percent) and laity (51 percent) believes in the gift of a private prayer language.

The study was conducted by phone survey to 1,004 Protestant laity, 405 Southern Baptist (SBC) senior pastors, and 600 non-SBC Protestant senior pastors in April-May, 2007. In addition, SBC seminary graduates were also called upon to answer related questions. All 1998-2004 masters level graduates from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southeastern Theological Seminary, and the Canadian Baptist Seminary were invited to participate (a limited subset of graduates from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky., were available for the study).

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