Why do we pray in public? When and where is public prayer inappropriate? Are there too many restrictions on public prayer? Too few?
There is a fine line when it comes to public prayers between reflection and imposing one’s ideology and beliefs on others. For example, if I was leading a public prayer, should I choose to say it in the name of God (more widely accepted) or Allah (specific to Muslims)? Should public prayers be invoking Jehovah, Jesus or the Trinity? Should public prayers be generic? A position regarding public prayers depends on the occasion, how it is delivered and by whom. When it comes to God, it is difficult to find one size that fits all. There is no easy answer.