Doctors want right to talk faith reads the BBC headline.
If it’s all the same to them, I’d rather they didn’t. I’d much prefer that they focussed on the tried, tested and proven use of medicine as a means of treatment.
Of course, if they want to pray for me, or anyone else, that is undergoing treatment that’s fine so long as they do it on their own time – your thoughts will be appreciated. However the hospital is not the place for superstitious supplication – that’s what your churches are for.
As far as coming and asking me about my spiritual needs should I find myself in hospital, well, you can ask. I’ll try and be polite with my response. But if I’m in pain, or otherwise suffering, I make no such promise.