No one is against prayer and if God is as important to Obama as he has said, he would certainly appreciate prayers. But this sort of thing suggests that the anti-religious secularists have a point. Who needs a suggestion that a politician is close to God? No politician is. The group did pray especially before big primaries, as if this were a sports team praying before a game. So you have the usual corruption of politics when religion gets too close.
Second, you have the corruption of religion. Do these same ministers criticize Obama or are they on his “team”? If Senator Obama wants prayer help, why not follow Jesus’ advice and have them pray in secret?