- A believer faces some problem and prays for help. The problem is minor, even trivial, on a global scale.
- A solution is found, and the believer shares the experience to express gratitude for the undeserved blessing received.
- Critics and skeptics guffaw, saying how dare someone think that God would answer a prayer about solving a trivial personal problem when thousands are dying and millions suffering all over the globe.
Are things really different now, or has the testimony of believers who feel that God answered a personal prayer involving cosmic trivia always elicited angry reactions from others? I am just wondering if prayer has always been so offensive to non-believers? Or is my perspective overly skewed by the few loud voices one encounters on the Internet?