In the Commentaries it mentions that he did not understand why the title applies to the song. I believe No Prayere for the Dying is about someone preying to god and iis one of those forgotten, just waiting in a hospital to die. He finds safe haven by turning to Religon as a last resort. To show hes in a hospital. "With an ache in my heart But never feeling the pain" It suggests his body and mind are numbed from medication That he is dying "And if you would tell me Just what my life means Walking a long road Never reaching the end" It shows he wants to die but it seems to jsut drag on. He begs for god to listen and answer what he was meant to do "God give me the answer to my life God give me the answer to my dreams God give me the answer to my prayers God give me the answer to my being"