There are people who talk about the great ideas for scripts or shows or books. Solid, original ideas. However, they are statistically less likely to ever actually work on them because of the praise they receive for just the idea.
There’s nothing to say that this is strictly the realm of creative people. It’s all people. While I do not begrudge people who pray for others, since I believe prayer is a very personal thing. A spiritual counsel (or self-counsel if you are pagan) can be an incredible comfort. However, it is just talk. No one ever became a saint for praying the hardest. There was a French monk who prayed hard enough that he flew, but he’s a monk and you are reading a blog.
I do not really care what people believe as long as it doesn’t hurt or limit other people. A lot of people do care what others believe, warning people of no faith that “there are no atheists in foxholes.” If I wanted to be as smug and dismissive, I could say that “there is no god in the operating room.” There is a surgeon and there are medical instruments and drugs, but there are no gods making you well. There’s a team of people working. But, if it makes you feel better that a god is going to heal you, then by all means, go for it. Just make sure you thank the doctor for doing the work.