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Friday, January 6, 2012

Wishes and prayers

Kings 3: 5-12
Romans 8: 28-30
Matthew 3: 44-52

The three brothers were excited to throw their pennies into the wishing well.  The eldest wished for a new bike.  The middle brother wished for a new shotgun.  The youngest -- the one who was in Kindergarten, wished to be allowed to go to church each Sunday and for his family to be kept together.

The eldest brother said, "Oh come on!  Why would you waste your wish on something so stupid.  You're supposed to ask for something useful."

Ironically, the only wish that was granted was the wish of the youngest brother.  The point of this tale is that we often wish for things that we really don't need, and those wishes aren't granted. 

If you had one wish what would you wish for. What do you pray for?


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