Its always a nice gesture to offer prayer to someone. It shows empathy. But here's one thing it doesn't do. It doesn't actually work. I have often been offered prayers and politely smile and nod and say thank you. But I think praying offers false hope to someone who is in a real-world struggle for their life. Cancer victims for example.
I read the horrifying yet false story that demeans people and guilts them into being a "real Christian". I had to offer my thoughts.
Propagating the myth that is that "atheist girl story" Is the ass-hattery of John Michael Montgomery and his song "The Little Girl".