Can God give us a BMW?
At one point in my life this was not a hypothetical question. I was being given a ride in a fully functioning but run-of-the-mill family car when the driver said in all earnestness that he was praying for a BMW.
I was a relatively new student of Christian Science at the time, yet I’d had heartwarming experiences of my needs being met when I had prayed. Sometimes the need had been met by a thing (such as a suit I couldn’t afford at the time), at other times by unexpected cash or through unsought work opportunities. But I had never prayed for things or funds. There wasn’t anything in the teachings of Christian Science that suggested I should do that.