A thought occurred to me about the power of prayer. If there are 6 billion people in the world and if one percent of them prayed to God at any one time that’s 60 million people. How could God cope with so many prayers? This is a rather impious thought, but isn’t God driven crazy by our prayers? Shouldn’t we give him a rest? It’s this sort of reasoning that convinces many people that the idea of God is ridiculous.

I’m not so sure. Google can receive many millions of requests simultaneously, but of course, it doesn’t have one mind. However, if God exists, could he not have a single directing purpose and an unlimited capacity to receive our prayers?