Individual Prayer Behavior in Times of Personal Distress:Typological Development and Empirical Examination with a College Student Sample

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Published by The Religious Communication Association in Journal of Communication and Religion Volume 30, Issue 1, pages 1-39.

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Journal of Communication and Religion


Despite its ubiquity and religious importance, individual prayer in times of personal distress has not received much research attention. The current study presents a conceptual analysis and typology of individual prayer behavior in times of distress, and examines the influence of denomination, religiosity, and perceptions of God on these types of prayer.