The Power Of Prayer...Online

01/01/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011
  • ALLEN SALKIN nytimes.com

Prayer has found a home on the Web. Sites such as prayabout.com and ipraytoday.com have recently joined longstanding toll-free telephone services that allow anyone to request, for free, that strangers pray for them.

The sites are not all Christian, but most share a belief that if more people pray for something, it has a better chance of happening.

The requests for prayers can be seen as a voyeuristic window into what Americans are most concerned with, but they are also a potent sign that as hard as times might get, many people still believe in the kindness of strangers.

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