This looks like a mischevious and obvious question, but on closer examination in is a profound thought provoking question.
Now we in the third world pray so many times a day.
We wake up early in the morning and offer prayer before we leave for work or school, we pray before we start work or school, we pray before each meal, we pray before the start of any event and at the end. Finally, we pray before we hit the pillow at nights. And most of us do that day in day out for decades on end.
In contrast, compare the first world. They do very little daily praying. In fact i had never seen the usual lets close our eyes and pray to Jesus or mohammed before the start or close of any social event in america or europe. In fact during the Last US elections i did not hear a single prayer. Even when Obama won, He did not start a long prayer session and attribute his victory to God, he attributed it to the american people. Back here, the winner would call long prayer session after rigging his way to power by killing, and stealing and then attribute his victory to God, supported by the holiest pastor and imam in the land.
So what have we gained as a people with all these prayers? All the indices for development are about the poorest in the world, our people live in abject poverty, while the chinese wo do not pray wants to go to the moon. The feed and cloth us now anyway.
So should we not stop praying and start thinking and working for prosperity?