Mark Easton on the BBC News website:
Whatever you might think about its links to a supernatural being, intercessory prayer is a straightforward way for an individual to focus the mind on their capacity to think nice thoughts. Anyone can close their eyes and make a wish that bad things do not happen. Right now, Britain is praying that Fabrice Muamba makes a speedy and full recovery.
This is a really interesting piece. And, despite people not necessarily being very clear on quite what they think about God, it is intriguing to see so many people who think about praying for someone.