I pray, in an attempt to make myself feel better in times of extraordinary hardship and distress.
I am not religious, at all. And I scoff at the belief that prayer is inherently religious. It seems that many of you are not separating religiousness from spirituality. I am a very spiritual person, and I am open to the possibilities of things that I cannot see existing in this world. So when I pray, I don't pray to a single entity or god, I pray to whatever might be listening that could have the power to help me.
But does that mean that I am a coward, or that I am weak? Ha! Of course not, because I still do everything in my own power to better my life and my situation.