Promises that Jesus makes about prayer in the Bible:
If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. [Matthew 21:21]
If you ask anything in my name, I will do it. [John 14:14]
Ask, and it will be given you. [Matthew 7:7]
Nothing will be impossible to you. [Matthew 17:20]
Believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. [Mark 11:24]
No matter how many people pray, no matter how often they pray, no matter how sincere they are, no matter how much they believe, no matter how deserving the spouse or children of an abuser, what we know is that prayers do not inspire God to stop mental and physical abuse of loved ones by a spouse or parent. This happens despite what Jesus promises us in Matthew 21:21, John 14:14, Matthew 7:7, Matthew 17:20, and Mark 11:24.
Are Jesus' statements in the Bible true or false?
Rationalization #1. “The reason God cures thousands of cancers, infections, etc. each day but seldom intervenes with family violence is because it is not God's will to do that. It is not part of God's plan.”
Fact: all five of Jesus statements are false in the event of family violence.
Rationalization #2. Yes, No, or Maybe. The fervent and effectual prayer of the righteous, avails much. Known as Intercession or Intercessory prayer. The keywords being fervent and righteous. As opposed to wishful thinking prayer.
Fact: This is a case of blame the victim. The reason why prayer has no effect is because God is imaginary. God is a construct of the human mind, passed from generation to generation or from a person to person. It is like a virus.
The best optical illusion in the world!