A Problem Of Prayer

​P1) God is omniscient; knowing all that is possible to know.
P2) God is perfectly rational.
P3) God can act however He will.
P4) God cannot do what is logically impossible to do.
P5) God is able to accomplish everything He wills.
C1) Whatever God does, it is from the best reasons to act one way versus the other.
C2) God cannot be perfectly rational and act on inferior reasons.
C3) Everything that happens is necessary to accomplish God’s will, else it is not true that God is perfectly rational or that God is able to accomplish everything He wills.
P6) Prayer is a request for change.
P7) If a prayer is answered, it is because what was asked was already what God willed, since God cannot act on inferior reasons and all that happens is necessary to accomplish God’s will.
P8) An impersonal God will not answer prayer.
P9) A God is personal if He interacts with His creation.
P10) If prayer is answered, prayer is the reason for some phenomenal change, else prayer was not the reason for the change and is only coincidental to it and was not answered.
C4) Prayer can only be answered if God is personal and if God’s will is participatory with creation and where the future is undetermined; such that God can answer prayer and God had no intention of acting otherwise prior to prayer and the outcome of granting the prayer doesn’t violate God’s will.
C5) If God answers prayer, there is no definite future, only possible futures rather than a singular, determined future.
C6) Because God is omniscient, the future is necessarily unknowable, if prayer is answered.

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