Financial Woes Top American's Prayers

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According to a new poll conducted by Guideposts.com, the heightened level of concern that people have for their finances, jobs, retirement accounts, and relief from money problems is starkly evident by how prominent it is in their prayers.

The level of concern that people have for their finances, jobs, retirement accounts, and relief from money problems is starkly evident by how prominent it is in their prayers

More evidence that grave financial concerns are foremost in American's lives today is revealed in the results from a new poll conducted by Guideposts.com. When asked, "What are you praying for these days?" 32% answered: "Financial Relief" making it the top response...significantly outpacing the #2 response "United States and Our Leaders" sited by 20% of respondents. Additionally, 15% of respondents said they were praying for a "New Job" making the combined "Financial Relief" and "New Job" nearly 50% of all respondents' prayers. The survey was conducted between 10/13 and 10/19 among 2522 online respondents.

"The level of concern that people have for their finances, jobs, retirement accounts, and relief from money problems is starkly evident by how prominent it is in their prayers," according to Anne Simpkinson, Online Managing Editor at Guideposts. "We have a strong library of inspirational content and experts who are providing faith-filled messages and helpful to-dos to aid people in these tough times."

A new six-part series, "How To Handle Tough Times" (http://www.Guideposts.com/toughtimes) includes articles on:

  • Banishing Worry
  • Lifting Your Spirits
  • Releasing Fear
  • Coping with Mistakes
  • Not Limiting Yourself, and
  • Creating Solutions.

Additionally, Guideposts.com has an archive of Guideposts stories with time-tested personal finance strategies from financial advisors such as Suze Orman and Dave Ramsey.

Guideposts, co-founded in 1945 by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, author of the landmark book, The Power of Positive Thinking, has always sought to help and inspire people during tough times with stories of personal change and the triumph of the human spirit. Guideposts.com is using its website to go even further to become the destination for anyone looking for help with motivation, information, expert advice and guidance for overcoming today's most vexing problems.

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