Tuesday, July 25, 2017


A Bear, A Preacher and A Prayer!

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A country preacher decided to skip services one Sunday and head to the hills to do some bear hunting. As he rounded the corner on a perilous twist in the trail, he and a bear collided, sending him and his rifle tumbling down the mountainside.

Before he knew it, his rifle went one way and he went the other, landing on a rock and breaking both legs. That was the good news. The bad news was the ferocious bear charging at him from a distance, and he couldn't move.

"Oh Lord," the preacher prayed, "I'm so sorry for skipping services today to come out here and hunt. Please forgive me and grant me just one wish.... please make a Christian out of that bear that's coming at me. Please, Lord!"

That very instant, the bear skidded to a halt, fell to its knees, clasped its paws together and began to pray aloud right at the preacher's feet.

"Dear Lord, bless this food I am about to receive... in Jesus' name... Amen."

There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God."
- Brother Lawrence

Prayer Changes Everything
Prayer serves many purposes in our lives. The best purpose, however, may be that prayer changes our focus and our actions.

E. M. Bounds said:
“The secret of success in Christ’s kingdom is the ability to pray.”

Positive Reassuring Action Yielding Eternal Results

"There is a mighty lot of difference
between saying prayers and praying."

- John G. Lake

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Until Next Time

pray without ceasing,
1 Thessalonians 5:17


  1. Prayer is the key that opens most everything in our lives. And the key is to be used often, daily, as many times as we can. Happy Tuesday.

  2. Now, that was funny....thanks Mary for the "funny" this morning. I totally agree with Linda, smiles

    Have a beautiful day friend.

  3. That made me chuckle. Have a good day Mary!!

  4. Prayer does change things! but that was a cute joke

  5. Enjoyed the laugh this morning. Good thoughts.

  6. Loved the cute story at the beginning, but the quotes on prayer are even better! Thanks so much for making me smile this morning, Mary!

  7. "Oh what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer."
    Such a good reminder to PRAY without ceasing!!! Amen!!

  8. I loved this post!! You know that I believe in the power of prayer!

  9. I really had a good laugh at the story.
    Prayer is so important. I need more of it lately, no always. I have gotten bogged down lately.

  10. Too funny, Ms. Mary!!! Loved it! Yes, prayer is sooooo vital to each of us to get us through every minute of the day. Thanks for the sweet reminder.


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