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If we pray, should we get what we ask for?
Sometimes it's sort of like the three wishes from the genie in the bottle -
depends on who's doing the asking and for exactly what!
Bear With Me...
Three boys one fine Sunday decided they didn't
want to attend Sunday School and church, so they continued out the back door of
the church, got their fishing poles and went fishing in the woods. While they
were fishing, a huge black bear came out of the woods and made for them, dinner
on its mind. Two of the boys ran away but the third was
cornered, so he ran up a small tree nearby. The bear began to shake the tree
"Please God, let me get out of this and I'll never skip church again," prayed
the youngster. He immediately fell out of the tree. The bear happily crouched
over him, jaws agape, ready for the first succulent bite.
"Please, God, give this bear some human kindness. Turn him into a good
Christian, and I'll never, EVER, skip church again!" pleaded the boy.
To his amazement, the bear stopped, stepped aside, folded its paws and knelt in
"Dear God," the bear said, "Thank you for this meal which we are about to
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