Years ago a church prayer chain started a miracle in my life. Years later that church became afraid and the prayer ministry changed.
It was said the government was saying they could no longer pray for people who did not specifically ask for the prayer. Fear gripped that church as they were sure the government would close the church if they prayed for the wrong person.
When the prayer in schools debate raged I remember a Christian college professor saying, “anyone who says no one can pray in school has never been in a classroom on exam day.” And that’s the point.
No one can stop you from a private act of communication with the Divine. You do not have to stand up in front of a group and say big fancy words out loud or even kneel. You can pray while you go about your daily life. When I make a blanket for charity I pray the Prayer of Protection for the child who will receive it as I sew.
The world needs our prayers now more than ever. Do not give in to fear.