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  1. Exclusively my IMHO:

    Prayer is the essence of interaction between man and the gods. Moreover, the initiator of this interaction in the overwhelming case is a person. It is man who needs the gods, but not the other way around. It is a person who takes the first step, offering up a prayer to God, and waits for him to answer. People are very rarely useful to the gods, they have enough of their own worries. And your job.

    Based on this, the gods do not pray to anyone. But if you start pulling an owl on a globe and say that prayer is a kind of Skype between people and gods, that is, a way of communication, it turns out that the gods pray/communicate with people.

  2. Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one (Deut 6: 4) That is, there is no other God but the Lord: “I am the Lord, and there is no other; there is no God but Me” (Isaiah 45: 5) : “God stood in the company of the gods; among the gods he pronounced judgment” (Ps. 81: 1). This is said of men: “I said, You are gods, and you are all sons of the Most High” (Ps. 81: 6). That is, man is destined to become God by the presence of God in him, that is, by grace. God is who He is, because He has life in Himself, and He does not depend on anyone or anything. On the contrary, everything depends on Him, everything is made alive by Him, and everything lives, moves, and exists by Him. So there is a God and there are gods: “For I know, for the Lord is great, and our Lord is above all gods” (Ps. 134,5). Therefore, the gods who have become such by the presence of God in them, pray to their God. As for Jesus Christ, He is God who appeared in the flesh, that is, being always and eternally the Son of God, he also became a man, without ceasing to be God. And here the question arises: who is God for Jesus Christ? Who is God to our Lord? Or who is God to our God? This is the question that comes up in Psalm 17: “For who is God, except the Lords? Or who is God but our God?”(Ps. 17: 32) Now, the God of our Lord God is God Himself, because there is only one God (Deut. 6: 4). Christ Jesus is called at the same time one God, one mediator between God and man, and man: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Tim. 2,5) After all, there is no mediator in one person, in mediation there are always at least two parties and the mediator himself, but here mediation in Christ is performed as if “three in one”: Jesus is both God and man and at the same time a mediator between God and man. Because this very mediation takes place in one God, in the Son of God: “But there is no mediator with one, but God is one” (Galatians 3: 20) So, once again, the gods (that is, people) pray to their God.

  3. To the one who is. In other words, there are gods and there is a God.�

    Jesus, for example, according to George Gurdjieff's beautiful definition, is ” god at a certain level of development.” And, as we remember from the Bible, he also prayed to the Heavenly Father.

    In the so-called polytheistic or pantheistic/panentheistic traditions, too (if you delve deeper into their philosophy), there is an understanding that there is a primordial God and there are derived from Him (in some traditions, the supreme God has no attributes) gods-deities.�

    So, if we sum up these arguments, we get in the end that the gods are different and they pray to God, but this is not “advertised” everywhere.

    Does God pray? Don't know. Ask Him that already. It knows best what It does/doesn't do. It is quite possible that He actually prays in the gods and people, but this is a completely different story, especially when you consider that perhaps the true Prayer is God himself…

  4. The gods don't pray. They don't believe in Gods.
    As good marketers, they know that not everything that can be sold needs to be bought.
    Probably something like that.

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