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How, why, and what Americans are praying for
In Nigeria, one of the world's hottest spots for religious conflict, changes in prayer practices are bringing two groups together in ways no one could have foreseen.
Speaking in tongues turns the Holy Spirit into a portable power source, says one religion scholar, which helps explain its worldwide popularity.
Auto praying (as in automobile, not automatic) is one of the most popular places where people pray and where prayer gets answered.
Teaching children how to pray may have unintended consequences.
Praying and playing the slots are two ways of seeking personal gain. Put something in; get something out. It's management's relationship with the players that makes all the difference.
The number of people who don't claim any religion is rising faster than any other religious category. But no religion doesn't mean no prayer. More than half of them pray once a month or more. Why?
Sigfried Gold lost 110 pounds and stopped being depressed when he prayed to a goddess of his own creation. But he never believed she was real and he still doesn't.
Atheists are praying. The question is who to?
Christine Wicker is an author and a journalist.