Prayer's Can't Be Answered.......

Prayers Can't Be Answered
   Unless They Are Prayed
Life without purpose
   Is barren indeed
There can't be a harvest,
   Unless you plant seed.
There can't be attainment
   Unless there's a goal
And man's but a robot
   Unless there's a soul ...
If we send no ships out
   No ships will come in,
Unless there's a contest
   Nobody can win ...
For games can't be won
   Unless they are played
And prayers can't be answered
   Unless they are prayed ...
So whatever is wrong
   With your life today,
You'll find a solution
   If you kneel down and pray.
Not just for pleasure,
   Enjoyment and health,
Not just for honors
   And prestige and wealth ...
But pray for a purpose
   To make life worth living,
And pray for the joy
   Of unselfish giving.
For great is your gladness
   And rich your reward
When you make your life's purpose
   The choice of the Lord
Helen Steiner Rice