If someone is praying to an external thing to reach down and show you that they're right and you're wrong I'm not sure I would even call that good intentioned. As human beings I don't feel that there is an alternative to being made in the same image and likeness as all other human beings. Whether it's holy or not there definitely seems to be a mind/body connection. Prayer with intent and direction followed by meditation or listening seems pretty effective for me. Prayer changes me. It seems to free me from the law of averages. If I don't see 51% or better results I just take another look at what I'm praying for.
Ben N. Moore
It's great to have here to be.