"Prayer does not change God, but changes
him who prays."
- Soren Kierkegaard
~~~ Well, if it's that obvious to a child... ~~~
A man had a habit of grumbling at the food his wife placed before
him at family meals. Then he would ask the blessing.
One day after his usual combination complaint-prayer, his little
girl asked, "Daddy, does God hear us when we pray?"
"Why, of course," he replied. "He hears us every time we pray."
She on this a moment, and asked, "Does he hear everything we say
the rest of the time?"
"Yes, dear, every word," he replied, encouraged that he had
inspired his daughter to be curious about spiritual matters.
However, his pride was quickly turned to humility...
"Then which does God believe?"