There are some who believe God created everything and then basically headed out on an extended vacation, leaving us to go it alone.
There are others who hold to a partial view of this, in that they believe God doesn't deal directly with us but He's active in some things.
These views, and others, naturally effect our understanding of prayer.
Do you believe God hears your prayers and responds to your prayers?
Do you believe God "speaks" to you (not like walking with you in the garden chatting), through the Holy Ghost, that still small voice, the Word, preaching, others?
Some believe God doesn't respond to our prayers and anything we consider an answer to prayer is simply coincidence.
Some don't believe in coincidence.
Some believe God doesn't speak to anyone in any way these days.
Do you believe God does sometimes answer prayers for healing, wisdom, protection, etc.? There are some who reject that idea.
What are your beliefs regarding prayer and God's interaction, or lack thereof, in our lives?