"The laws of a game make the essence of the game. A violation of these laws would destroy the entire game. God can as little interfere in our life and substitute other results in the place of the natural results of causes created by us, or created accidentally, as he can beat the ace of trumps with the deuce."
I am grateful to PD Ouspensky for the above quote and he mentions Turgenev writing about how all ordinary prayers can be reduced to one:"Lord, make it so that twice two be not four."
God bless all who sail in you.