It is a mischaracterization of the deists to see their God as distant and uninvolved, or to think they lacked a close personal relationship with God. This section shows all of these common ideas about the deists are wrong through looking at their concern for praying, immediate divine inspiration, miracles, and revelation. Prayer Their warm, personal relationship with God is shown by the many long and fervent prayers they made to God, and their discussions about the importance of prayer. Divine Inspiration Many of the deists believed God or the angels directly and immediately planted inspirations in people in order to guide them in their practical daily lives. Miracles Many of the deists believed in miracles. Revelation Many of the deists believed in revelation.