Sure. When I prayed for the safety of family members and one got into a car accident. But, it turned out to be a blessing because the family member got laid off due to being out of work for so long and found an even better job with better pay and more Christian co-workers.
So if the petitioner in my example didn't pray for the dying child to get healed, but rather prayed for the dying child to remain safe, would that have been an appropriate prayer? Why or why not?
I guess the answer to this question is:
That would still not be an appropriate prayer, because then you'd be able to tell if prayer meant anything.
That would still not be an appropriate prayer, because wanting a child to not die
That would be an appropriate prayer, but 'no response' is the only valid answer that god can give in that case.
That would be an appropriate prayer, and the child would be healed, unless someone were looking.
That would still not be an appropriate prayer, because that person isn't skeptic54768.
And of course:
That would be an appropriate prayer, but of the type that would likely be intercepted by a demon. God would be powerless to stop that noise.
That would be an appropriate prayer, but since god doesn't give a sh*t about people
, and is the lord and ruler of them all, he can ignore the prayers, let the child die, and still be considered a morally good agent.