Private prayer--it's not painful, right? Apparently it can be: a recent study found that people actually preferred the pain of a self-administered electric shock to being quietly alone with their thoughts! Without the distractions of devices or music, 15 minutes of thinking was too much to bear--one man actually shocked himself 190 times rather than sit doing nothing! Prayer isn't exactly … more of Meg's Musing... about Prayer: Is it as difficult as it seems? about Prayer: Is it as difficult as it seems?