I am Buddhist and I love Buddhism. So I do not mean to put out negative energy. But:
Prayer wheels: one turn is equivalent to sending all the prayers within the prayer wheel to the heavens.
But it’s not actually sending the prayers to heaven; it’s just equivalent to it.
Watch people working prayer wheels: Are they even paying attention? So many seem to be mindlessly turning turning turning.
Prayer is not mindless. Prayer is not equivalent to pretending to pray. Mindlessly.
What if you turned a prayer wheel the other way? Are you then sucking all that prayer energy from the world?