Does Prayer Really Make a Difference?
Before the football game, the two opposing quarterbacks both pray for victory. One team wins, the other loses. The winning quarterback thanks God for helping his team win.
Did prayer have anything to do with the outcome? Do prayers really make a difference? Can prayer (or meditation) change the outcome of an event? Or are we just talking to ourselves?
What do you really believe?
The idea of petitioning the Gods for a particular outcome feels very "off" to me. After all, my understanding of the universe is that it runs in perfect harmony with absolute justice. Actions have natural consequences and everything that we experience was a part of our fate to help our souls grow. Where does changing that narrative fit in? Why would begging change what happens in the world?
Prayer is not about making wishes.
For me prayer is not a battle cry; rather it is a call to my higher self.
Prayer is a relational interaction with the Holy One.
Depends on what you mean by "prayer." And "make a difference."
The power of prayer is amazing.
There is no such thing as an unanswered prayer.
Prayer is a state of constant communion with God.
I prayed my way to the end of prayer.
Prayer is less about events than about the way we respond to them.