And needs a thread on 'it's' own.
My first off the cuff thought on prayer is that it does not work. You have gone through many times why it does not, and I go along with those thoughts.
If it does, thank God. If it does not, it was not meant to be. Vagueness.
But I believe that maybe the concept of prayer s just a front for a Something else. Again, for discussion elsewhere.
To pray for, say disaster victims, helps not one hoot, imho. But mayne if some conscious intent is behind the desire, maybe a little something happens somewhere?
I am just not sure. A thorough discussion will maybe be a good / beneficial idea?