On God’s absence from most of history.
Saying prayers — when it’s all boiled down — is simply asking God for a miracle. The “pray-er” is requesting the “prayee” (God) to suspend all known laws of the universe and to intervene on their behalf. The appeal may be entirely worthy, on a world scale; or merely some trivial matter of personal selfishness. […]
Throughout history people have made outlandish claims — whether of the supernatural, of miracles or other unworldly ‘magical’ phenomenon. However, one needs to remember that amazing claims require amazing evidence; subjective anecdotal evidence just doesn’t cut it. For supernatural claims to be taken seriously, on a scientific level, they must be supported by objective evidence. […]