"The greatest tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer."~F.B. Meyer 


A little shepherd boy was watching his sheep one Sunday morning and he heard the bells of the church ringing. As he watched the people walk along the pasture where he was,he happened to think to himself, "I would like to communicate with God! But, what can I say to God?" He had never learned a prayer.

So, on bended knee, he began to recite the alphabet.Repeating this prayer
several times, a man passing by, heard the boy's voice and peaked through the bushes. He saw the young boy kneeling with folded hands,eye closed,repeating the alphabet.

He interrupted the boy. "What are you doing, my little one?" he asked. The boy replied, "I was praying sir." The man seemed surprised and said, "But why are you reciting the alphabet?" The boy explained, "I don't know any prayers, sir. But I want God to take care of me, and to help me care for my sheep.And so I thought, if I said all I knew,He could put the letters together into words, and He would know all that I want and should say!"

The man smiled and said, "Bless your heart, God will!" And he went on to church knowing full well that he had heard the finest sermon he could possibly hear that day.

~Author Unknown

"A day hemmed with prayer is much less likely to unravel."

~Author Unknown

"All I know is that when I pray, coincidences happen; and when I don’t pray, they don’t happen." ~ Dan Hayes

Praying : a vector illustration for a little boy is kneeling for praying and a light is shine on him

"I have lived to thank God that not all my prayers have been answered." 
~ Jean Ingelow

P.S: Prayer is our way of connecting to the Divine.That we do so is more important than how we choose to go about it.
Ever so often when a prayer seems to go unanswered....it could be because what we are asking for is not in our best interest......or because something better is in store.