I don’t ascribe to know a complete answer to this, but here is my understanding at this time. I had a little help recently from Garland Landrith, Ph.D. whose scientific research was used for the movie “What the Bleep” as well as by notables including Deepak Chopra and Neale Donald Walsh.
Dr. Landrith has proven through his research that our consciousness is quantum based. What does that mean? “Dr. Landrith was among the first to scientifically document that ‘what we think inside, can have a profound influence on the outer world.’ In his pioneering peer-reviewed published research studies in 1981, 1982 and 1988, it was found that the inner thoughts of groups of individuals can actually improve the quality of life in the cities they live-by lowering crimes, auto accidents and suicides. In short, we can create miracles in our outer worlds with our own minds.”
Numerous studies done on prayer have borne out the concept that prayer is successful in improving the human condition. These studies include that prayer decreases recovery time and complications following surgery. Double and even triple blind studies have been done.
From my own experience, I know that Spirit is not limited by time, space or distance. Prayers are a means of communicating in this unlimited way as we send our “spin” of loving wishes or whatever is in the person’s highest good to them.
Take care and may your Divine Spirit guide you today and always.