I find that I am offended more and more by a word that should not offend me at all, and that word is "prayers."
The way you use it offends me deeply. It is not meant to be used as an excuse.
We do not want your prayers (nor do I believe more than a handful of you actually pray). We want you to do your damn job. If you cant / won't do that, shut up about prayers.
Did you see when the pope said the way to end hunger is - you pray for the hungry and then you feed them? That's how it works.