Appealing to the Almighty offers awe-inspiring economic potential. In the Bible, both Moses and Jesus heal lepers. Think what they could do with diabetes or cancer! Still, the question remains whether prayers by ordinary people can produce an equivalent clinical impact.
When I was a freshman in college leading the Harvard Mental Hospital Volunteer Program I found myself with free access to the state mental hospital in which we volunteered, and I got to see shock treatment. Electroshock patients were brought into the shock room led by burly aids and strapped down on the shock table.