I was reading another thread where someone passed the NCLEX on second try, and gave her recommendations for others. In addition to her study plan, she attributed her success to prayer.First of all, someone who took 2 tries to pass, while certainly a role model for perseverance after defeat, isn't the first person I'd look to as an academic role model.Secondly, I believe study and hard work, not prayer, is the secret to success. Many people have succeeded in life without prayer. I find the whole concept of God blessing some, but not others, wrong. I believe in God, I believe in prayer, but God is not Santa Claus who gives presents to good children and coal to bad ones. Prayer should be a means to connect with The Almighty to grow spiritually, not ask for worldly favors, in my opinion. I disagree with the name it and claim it version of Christianity.