The following article is adapted from the 1988 edition of Prayer: The Master Key by James Dillet Freeman.
Three men were fishing in a small boat on a lake when a storm arose. The winds rocked the boat, the waves washed over the sides, and the boat began to take on water.
“We had better pray,” cried the first man.
“We had better bail,” cried the second man.
“Let us pray,” said the third man, “but let us bail while we pray.”
There is a prayer that is action.
Too often we think we cannot pray unless we are sitting still, eyes closed, body relaxed, thought suspended.