Two men were hunting in Africa. As they were walking across a shaky bridge, two lions started to chase them.
Realizing they may not make it, James said, "Pray, John!"
John, frightened, said, "All I can remember is: 'Lord, make us truly grateful for what we are about to receive.'"
"Not for the lions, John, for us!"
Sadly, it seems that most of the time when we call upon the Lord for His help, guidance, peace or comfort, it is when we are facing life's biggest threats or problems. When life is pleasant and pleasurable we rarely pause to think about Him or thank Him for the good times. When difficulties arise and we call for help in a hurry, we may not know what to say or how to say it.
If we know how to pray when the sun shines, we will know how to pray when the storm comes.
Most of us have time to pray when we have major problems. We need to develop the habit of praying at all times, and soon we will discover that "God is a very present help in times of trouble."
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