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A little boy was spending the night at grandma and grandpa’s house. Kneeling beside his bed with his grandparents he softly said his prayers; "Dear God, please bless Mummy and Daddy and all the family. Thank you for letting me stay with grandma and grandpa tonight bless them and please give us all a good night’s sleep." Suddenly he looked up and shouted, "And dear God please don’t forget to give me a bicycle for my birthday!!"

"There is no need to shout like that," said his grandmother. "God isn’t deaf."

"No," said the little boy, "but Grandpa is. I want to be sure he heard me too."


One more for fun:

Johnny had been misbehaving and was sent to his room. After a while he emerged and informed his mother that he had thought it over like she said and then said a prayer.

Mother was quite please that he had learned his lesson so quickly and had prayed like she told him to. She said, "That’s good; if you ask God to help you not misbehave, He will help you."

Johnny said, "Oh, I didn’t ask Him to help me not misbehave, I asked Him to help you put up with me."