What makes you think I haven't suffered greatly, or am not doing so now? As it happens there are people on this board who were abused as children by their father, as well as those with serious physical illness, and some with emotional suffering. Some with all of the above.<quoted text>
I suggest you ask a person in severe pain if prayer helped.
Ask a child that is being abused by her father, as happened to my friend who prayed and prayed and received no help whatsoever.
You need to wake up and stop smelling roses and instead put your fingers on the thorns.
Then you will stop preaching about prayer and start yelping to another human that you hope WILL help you in your time of need.
You presume much, June. I feel sorry for you.