A Child's Prayer
While walking through the woods one day,
I was surprised to hear a child's voice.
I followed the sound, trying in vain to understand the child's words.
When I spotted a girl perched on a rock, I realized why
her words had made no sense: She was repeating the alphabet.
"Why are you saying your ABC's so many times?" I asked her.
The child replied, "I'm saying my prayers."
I couldn't help but laugh. "Prayers? All I hear is the alphabet."
Patiently the child explained,
"Well, I don't know all the words, so I give God the letters.
He knows what I'm trying to say."