Is prayer really effective?

I recently received a question about God’s activity in the world and recent studies about the effectiveness of prayer.  The respondent suggested that God may not answer individual prayers according to recent studies. My response is below:

A New Model for Apologetics

Norman Geisler reviews the arguments against miracles from David Hume and Antony Flew in Geisler’s essay “Miracles & the Modern Mind”.[1] Both Hume and Flew’s arguments have the common characteristic of moving from common or uniform experience to incredulity against exceptions to that experience.  In short they argue that we have never experienced a miracle, … More A New Model for Apologetics