PRAY AS WE RUN
Two little girls had been brought up to believe in prayer, and to pray whenever they were in any need. One morning on the way to school they suddenly found that they were behind time. In their distress one said, “Let’s kneel down and ask God to help us to get here in time.”
“No,” said the other little girl, “let’s run as fast as we can, and pray as we run.”
The second little girl had the right idea. We should certainly pray, but we need to be careful not to make prayer a substitute for action, when it is quite clear what we should do.