A little kid’s prayer

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a little boy's prayerOne day, there was a little boy who had a racing car toy and he joined in a competition. It was a glamorous moment because it was the final round. There were 4 finalists (including the little kid) and each one of them was boasting their own car toy. Each car was hand-made (that was the rule of the competition). That little kid’s name was Mark. His car wasn’t special but he went to the final round nevertheless. Compared to the other kids’ cars, his car was pretty basic and didn’t look as interesting as the others. However, Mark was so proud of his since he made the car himself.

So the time came. Everyone was ready with their car on the Start line. Mark asked for a minute and he was mumbling for a while before the race started. His eyes were closed. A minute later he said, “Yeah, I’m ready!”. So the race began!

Everyone was shouting and every finalist shouted, boasting their own cars. “Go, go go!”, they shouted. The finish line was closed and a car went past it first. Yes, it’s Mark’s. Everyone shouted in joy and so did Mark. Again, he was mumbling, “Thank you”.

On the podium, the competition manager asked Mark “Hey champ, you prayed to God before the race started, asking to win, didn’t you?”. Mark was silent. “No, sir”, he said. “That’s not what I asked. I don’t think it’s fair to ask God to help me in defeating other people. I was asking God for strength so that I wouldn’t cry if I lose”. Everyone was silent hearing the little kid’s remark. After a moment of pause, claps and shouts were in the air.

Mark didn’t ask to win. He didn’t ask God to take care and fulfill his desire to win on the test he went through. He asked God to give him strength in it. Often we asked God for an easy way out and to be successull/to be the winner. How often do we have faith in Him and ask for His strength instead on our tests? How often do we ask God to fulfill our ego? Learn from Mark, the little boy.

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Michael Aulia is a Christian blogger who lives in Australia. He is the owner of WriteForGod.com and also CravingTech.com
  • http://www.wchingya.com wchingya

    Very nice story, brings out the important message within. I shall change the way I pray and learn more from this little boy. Thanks so much for this inspiring post!

  • sansdent

    Very deep story. Praying for strength even if we're not successful we rarely pray when it comes to that. Honest prayer love the story.

    • http://www.michaelaulia.com/blogs Michael Aulia

      And it's more depressing when we pray more when we are in need of God's help but pray less after God helps us out

  • andrewjohn

    There's a good ebook that's free to help pastors and their wives with discouragement and burnout. You can find it at http://www.stoppastorburnout.com. It's quite helpful.

  • rose black

    i like how the innocence of children reminds us how God says we are to come to him as children. pure :)

    • http://www.michaelaulia.com/blogs Michael Aulia

      Apporve

  • rose black

    i like how the innocence of children reminds us how God says we are to come to him as children. pure :)

  • http://www.CravingTech.com Michael Aulia

    Apporve