As I was moving my laptop computer, cell phone, books and some papers from my desk, the house telephone rang. I quickly put down my stuff and rushed to answer the call before the answering machine could pick up. "Hello," I replied. No one answered. I could hear what appeared to be rustling of paper. I hung up and returned back to what I was doing at the desk. When I picked up my cell phone I realized that I had accidentally speed-dialed my home phone!

I chuckled at myself, but then wondered: How often are my prayers more like calling myself than calling on God? I am reminded that when we call on God. He will help us, but in His perfect time and in His perfect way.

Let us all remember that the actual purpose of prayer is not to get what we want, but rather to become what God wants us to be.