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?

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