The opening ceremony at the 2011 National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis. God and prayer By Cyndi J. Coleman | 11.18.2011 Section: Youth Nov. 18, 11:46 a.m. The opening ceremony was wonderful. Mark Hart (executive vice president for Life Teen) is an amazing speaker who spoke to us all about prayer, and Christ. "Prayer does not help your relationship with God, it is your relationship," he said.