"Prayer causes things to happen that would not happen if you didn’t pray"

John Piper on Prayer: “prayer causes things to happen that would not happen if you didn’t pray.” 
HT: Dave Doran, who has some excellent thoughts on the matter:
Two thoughts, probably prompted by recent discussions, came to mind: (1) can a Calvinist really believe that prayer has this kind of effectiveness (tongue firmly planted in cheek); and (2) apparently Piper does think that some Calvinists might be hesitant to affirm this kind of effectiveness for prayer.

Maybe, just maybe, these two thoughts should cause non-Calvinists and Calvinists to pause before they cut loose on one another. (Same goes for you Biblicists too!)
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About Michael R. Jones

Pastor and PhD candidate writing on Paul's theology of suffering.
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