Why do we pray in public? When and where is public prayer inappropriate? Are there too many restrictions on public prayer? Too few?
Praying in public is one of many human responses to God’s Grace. As with most all forms of faith ministry, it can be very inspiring, but is also subject to human mistakes. Somehow regulating it is in my opinion a path fraught with pitfalls in the larger context of freedom. Preventing the imposing of a specific prayer or way of praying on others is not to me a threat to our freedom.