This is sort of a factual question, because I would like actual math, but it involves a subject of faith, so I’m putting it here. If it belongs in another forum, I humbly ask that it be moved accordingly.
I would like to know if a statistical probability can be assigned to a frequency of coincidence supporting the idea of answered prayer. That is, if someone maintains that a record of what they perceive to be “answers” to their personal prayers were set against a record of their “unanswered” prayers, the results would be statistically higher in favor of “answered” prayer than random coincidence would explain. Is there some magic number, like “20% of the time we can expect random coincidence to look like answerd prayer, therefore if >20% of my prayers are “answered”, it is a statistically significant indication that there is more than random coincidence involved.” ?
I’m not even sure if the way I’m asking this makes sense as I just think there is something wrong with this idea (assuming that answered prayer is a possibility - I’d rather stay away from that side of the argument), but I don’t know enough about statistics or probability to know what it might be.