I think the reason is simple: God is there; so is the Devil; both God and the Devil can inspire us; people who protest at prayer are not inspired by God.
Connect the dots.
The intolerance towards Christians in the public sector is an affront.
In recent days, prayer has found its way into the headlines for other reasons altogether. Last week, community nurse Caroline Petrie was suspended as a result of offering to pray for a patient’s recovery.
Yesterday, Jennie Cain, a primary school receptionist, was facing disciplinary action as a consequence of sending out an email asking friends to pray for her daughter.
The facts of the cases differ in their contexts and circumstances, but at their heart is a seeming intolerance and illiberality about faith in God which is being reflected in the higher echelons of our public services.