I used to believe in prayer, and God's interaction - however rarely it was felt in my life. But I was taught to believe that.
Prayer can be a powerful tool for a person to sort through their thoughts, pain, anger, and to make them think of other persons' plight in life. But then, we can do this ourselves also - it's called talking to ourselves with a point to the conversation.
In fact, during therapy, it's sometimes suggested that we talk to our inner person, inner child, whatever to provide security, love, etc., for that part of us. We're talking to ourselves as we would our own child. And it's quite effective and provides much security for ourselves.
We can also talk to ourselves, our subconscious mind, particularily before retiring - asking it to think about a specific problem, or recall specific data/memories for us. And that form of request is quite effective also, particularily with practice. I've received as many answers to my problems as effectively with this type of request as when I prayed to God. Probably more so.
But we're talking to ourselves each of these times, understanding ourselves.
Diane Keaton believes in God, but then she believes little men live in her radio. Woody Allen
Guess I'm going to have to continue thinking about all this stuff as the answers aren't nearly as easy and compact as the Truth Book made us believe. But at least I'm free to think, read, and comment now -at least on line.