Millions of Hindus pray for sons, yet the ratio of boy babies to girl babies is the same in India as everywhere else. Millions of Christians pray for the good health of bishops, popes and kings, yet those people demonstratively live no longer than the average person. There is not the slightest non-anecdotal evidence that prayer evokes divine intervention, yet the great majority of people in the world go right on praying, and nothing I will say in this week's Musing will dissuade them from assuming God's ear. Nor would I wish to dissuade them.
Meanwhile, Anne's weekly offerings are another kind of prayer, prayers of celebration. Click to enlarge.