A article in the huffington post says, “A recent study by LifeWay Research has found that a ‘third of Americans – and nearly half of evangelical, fundamentalist, or born-again Christians – believe prayer and Bible study alone can overcome serious mental illness.'”
“The study also found that most Americans, 68%, would feel welcome in church if they were mentally ill.”
With regard to the specific breakdown of responders, Stetzer commented, “The other thing that was interesting to me was that the people most likely to say that they’d feel welcome in church are the people who go to church. The folks who don’t go are likely to say they would not feel welcome. So it could be that people who come to church have experienced church as a caring place. “
I found this post really interesting. I believe in the power of prayer and i’m happy to hear that a third of americans believe in it too.