Honestly I think it is the same higher power. I think the prayers that are answered are spiritual ones. Ones where people pray for individual peace, whether for themselves or for someone else.
IF you believe in a particular God/Gods and you pray and believe this God answers your prayer, how do you feel about all the other religions where believers pray and they say their different God answers their prayers as well?
I don't believe in any deities. Partially due to this question.
Those who say "it's all the same god, with different names" overlook a major point. God speaks all languages, so there is no reason for its name to be different. It would be like me inventing a different name for myself every time I cross state lines. >> Not to mention the other major point that since those various gods often have different teachings, that "higher power" would be mentally unstable.
Supplication (the action of asking or begging for something earnestly or humbly) is a typical response of humans to "things" it calls gods.
If God does exist and if He is the only one, it would appear that He has no problem with the obvious confusion that man has with regard to Him, how He works, and / or what we should call Him.
In that perfectly reasonable scenario, I would expect Him to respond to all who direct prayers to "God."
And, if He's ok with it all, so am I.
There is only one true God Jehovah, according to 1Corthians 8:5,6 and the Bible teaches that God does not listen to all prayers. Isaiah 1:15, "And when you spread out our palms, I hide my eyes from you. Although you make many prayers, I am not listening; Your hands are filled with blood." Proverbs 15:8, "The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable to Jehovah,But the prayer of the upright is a pleasure to Him." Proverbs 28: The one refusing to listen to the law Even his prayer is detestable."
It takes all kinds to make a world.
("Remember its your job to be you")
Believe and Receive.
IF you believe in a particular God/Gods and you pray and
believe this God answers your prayer, how do you feel about all the other
religions where believers pray and they say their different God answers their
prayers as well?
If your “true” God authentication criterion depends on a
sort of response-to-prayers index then you’ve got problems. You might end up
with a league table of gods with different levels of trueness.
My definition of God does not have that as a criterion of authentication.