12 People On The Role Prayer Plays In Their Lives & Faith

Photographed by Rochelle Brock.
In the last few years, the UK has seen a rise in religious "nones" — people who, when asked to define their religious identity, state that they are atheists, agnostics, or nothing at all. Meanwhile, spirituality and a burgeoning interest in higher powers is alive and well, particularly among millennial women. Simply put, faith is always a complicated issue.
We asked R29 readers whether they pray and, if they do, what that looks like. We also asked how they describe their religion or faith. Not so surprisingly, a fair share of respondents turned out to be "nones." They identified as atheist, agnostic, or unaffiliated, and answered with a simple "no."
But, for those who said they do pray, their answers were illuminating. Many said they only pray during times of stress, while others said they reach out to God for the sake of others (rather than their own self-interest). Ahead, read why your fellow readers find solace in prayer — and share your own thoughts in the comments.

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