I can only speak for myself, but I will not be wasting time praying in that scenarioWhen someone breaks into your home how many are going to grab a gun and pray for help?
Do I ever say OMG? Sure. Does it mean I secretly believe in god? No. It's an expression that's ingrained in my lexicon. Kind of like southerners who say "y'all" it's just speech. I've heard women say "oh god" at times when they clearly were not praying...When you are about to slam into another car what thoughts do you have? Do you say OMG?
PhysicsWhen you are about to slam into a car and it DOESN'T happen? Who stopped it?
What you're describing is exactly the reason there are religions.I have miracle after miracle that you could try and explain away but I know and others who have experienced them know exactly what I'm talking about and that their is certainly a God.
If you ...choose... Free will... A Choice... To deny Him... It's certainly your choice ...but it will also be your biggest loss..(best love you can ever know) and your last regret...
Ancient people who didn't understand their environment came up with fairy tales to make themselves feel better and explain thunderstorms and floods and earthquakes and pestilence and famine...etc.
The fact that things happen for reasons that you don't understand is no reason to make up a god to attribute them to.
And of course love from an imaginary friend is the "best" love. It's all in your head so you can control it. With that kind of "love" you don't have to deal with the dynamics of reality. The peaks and valleys of real love with a real person.