So that is what I did when I heard the plight of a six year old Colorado boy believed to be floating alone over Colorado in his family's homemade balloon. "Lord," I prayed, "let this boy be safe. Protect him. Amen". I "shot" that prayer right up there.
So, several hours later when I heard that he had been found unharmed and hiding in the attic, I was relieved. But it did not take long for that relief to turn to indignation--I, along with the rest of the world had been scammed. I felt I had wasted a perfectly good prayer on a publicity stunt. I wondered what this world is coming to. It took a while....I got the answer to my question. My prayer was answered. I just didn't get to control the circumstances. So I "shot" another one up there. "Thank you God for mischievous little boys in attics and the lesson. Amen".