Pray with specificity
In the middle of a forest, there
was a hunter who was suddenly confronted by a huge, mean bear. In
his fear, all attempts to shoot the bear were unsuccessful.
Finally, he turned and ran as
fast as he could. The hunter ran and ran and ran, until he ended
up at the edge of a very steep cliff. His hopes were dim. Seeing
no way out of his predicament, and with the bear closing in rather
quickly, the hunter got down on his knees, opened his arms, and
exclaimed, “Dear God! Please give this bear some
The sky darkened and there were
lightning in the air. Just a few feet short of the hunter, the
bear came to abrupt stop, and glanced around, somewhat confused.
Suddenly, the bear looked up into the sky and said, “Thank you,
God, for the food I'm about to receive....”