Desperate Atheist mocks prayer: “What is prayer? Prayer is talking to the concept or metaphor for God. The faithful are in essence talking to themselves, and in the act of talking, they bring their concept of God to life. Believers imagine that their concept lives outside of themselves, and that’s why they acknowledge God with physical structures such as churches. In truth, there is no evidence for God existing outside of the mind, so what the faithful believe is real is merely a product of their imagination.”
Christian response to the atheist…
Prayer is reserved only for those who have established a relationship with God the Father by trusting-believing in the Son, Jesus Christ, as Lord and Savior and Mediator for sin thereby receiving the indwelling Holy Spirit as Intercessor-Mediator-Tutor-Wisdom-Discernment (Ephesians 1:13; 1 John 2:27).
Prayer, then established by grace through faith, is intimacy between God’s children and Himself; prayer is communication from spirit to Spirit and thankfulness and adoration to the One who has given His all so that I could live with Him eternally. In response, the Holy Spirit fills my spirit with assurance, peace, joy, contentment, in the knowledge that I am in good standing with the God of the Universe and my life is being lived in accordance with His Plan and purposes for Time and Eternity (Romans 5:1).
You mock what you do not know; you mock prayer in spiritual ignorance as you are not a child of the living God but in your atheistic rebellion you live in servitude to God’s nemesis, Satan (John 8:44), and you are daily seeking the same fate as your spiritual father in Hell (Ephesians 2:1-10). My God does NOT hear the prayers of the wicked, the atheist, the rebellious (John 9:31), unless that prayer is one seeking forgiveness of sin and faith in Jesus Christ as Lord (Jeremiah 29:11-13). As an atheist, you are truly on your own and you will die alone in your sin (John 8:24) and you will suffer in Hades/Sheol-Torments (Luke 16) awaiting the Judgment of the Condemned (Revelation 20:11-15) then you will be adjudicated “guilty” for your sin and your name will NOT be found written the Lamb’s Book of Life and you will suffer in Hell commensurate with your sin committed while in the flesh in Time then you will die the “second death” (Revelation 20:14) and your existence will be as if you never breathed the breath of life (Matthew 16:26); there will be no remembrance of you as you have defiled yourself in unbelief and disobedience and the angels and righteous of Heaven will wonder at your rebellious ignorance and fully concur with God the Father that His judgments are righteous and true (Revelation 16:7; 19:2).