Or are the prayers answered at random?
I'm conflicted on this question because although I'm not religious, I do pray once in a blue moon to the universe or the heavens, like I did for a friend of mine the other day whose 2 year old daughter is suffering from a bad case of asthma. She herself also has anxiety over that and some health issues herself (arthritis), so she asked me to pray for her and I did, while she was there......she herself is 24, so having arthritis on her right knee is freaking her out, as one would expect.
And I basically prayed that her issues would go away, but I thought to myself afterwards, she's been dealing with these problems for about a year now. Is god or the heavens putting her and our prayers on a waiting list? Or are the heavens simply ignoring her? She's Christian and bisexual, so she's sometimes said god doesn't like her, but if that's the case, god doesn't like a lot of people cuz many have it way worse then her.
But to those who believe in the power of prayer, do the heavens answer prayers at random? Or is it all just luck in the end