You’re probably right; in some ways our society and our world are worse off than they were 50 or 100 years ago.
Not that those days were perfect, for they definitely weren’t. A hundred years ago, for instance, the world was on the brink of a horrific war that would kill or maim millions. But I can’t help but wonder if we’re now living in the days of which the Bible speaks: “People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God” (2 Timothy 3:2-4).
But that means we need to pray more, not less! I have no doubt our world would be an even worse place if God’s people didn’t pray.