I'm strongly in favor of prolonged prayer.
I recall with great fondness the "tarrying at the altar"--real altars on knelt at--of my youth.
And, the nucleus of the church tended to do just that--until their individual &/or collective burdens had lifted and/or they otherwise felt the time was at an end.
My impression was and is that God is not always impressed with "slam/bam/thank you mamm" kinds of prayers and worship. If such times are the times of intimacy with God . . . shallow, quick, harried intimacy most likely isn't intimacy at all.
I suspect that after the next round of terror attacks, folks will be much more inclined to tarry at the altars again. They may even relearn kneeling in the process.
Thanks for this article.