I didn't call you pathetic, don't personalise this. I called the attempts to justify superstitious nonsense pathetic and I think that has been borne out by the comments on this thread.
Who, of the many advocates for prayer, has answered any of the serious questions posted here? No-one.
SweetBabyCheezits: "If you pray for Japan, will your god aid those who reject the concept of his existence?"
Undercover: "Since over 80% of Japanese people profess no religious affliation and over 60% don't believe in God, just who will you prayerful people pray to?"
cyberjesus: "praying didnt help the Japanese before the tsunami, what makes you think that it will help after it?"
me: "Your god isn't going to do it (provide practical help) is he?"
And yes, sometimes you need to get on bloody great big horse!