Why do you place qualifiers on life? You shouldn't.<quoted text>
New Age Spiritual Leader:
I just won't tempt God. I think what you are asking is more along the lines of a person demanding a miracle from God, instead of a petition. The King may hear your petition, but His response(may be silence) may or may not be perceived. I am not in a position to be demanding things from God.
Prayer is a transcendent language. Commonly, we think of it as verbal, some people can meditate, and a few contemplate.
It would be like me describing light to a blind man, for me to "prove" its existence to and "non-believer".
Free will dictates this.
I mean your choices dictate what you do.
Prayer is different to each of us.
- prayer can be meditation
- prayer can be thankfulness
- prayer can be a threat ("I pray that you are not going to do that..."
Prayer can be many things, but not once has it been proven to have been used in a resolution. This experiment can bring many things to fruition, and hopefully encapsulates a connection with "God" - yet you choose not to.
I never said anything about "tempting God", but you sure went right to that extreme immediately. Why? Fear.
Being closed minded is not going to give you the answers for the questions you have yet to ask. Fear brings dismay.