"The prayer of a Christian is not an attempt to force Godís hand, but a humble acknowledgment of helplessness & dependence. When we are on our knees, we know that it is not we who control the world; it is not in our power, therefore, to supply our need by our independent efforts; every good thing that we desire for ourselves and for others must be sought from God, and will come, if it comes at all, as a gift from His hands. What we do every time we pray is to confess our own impotence and Godís sovereignty.Ē- J.I. Packer


The Chestnut Mare
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by frost.
- - - -JRR Tolkien "Lord of the Rings"