The care and feeding of a Catholic prayer life
By Robert T. Reilly
This article appeared in the June 1985 issue of U.S. Catholic (Vol. 50, No. 6, pages 6-12).
Eddie Deleon tells a good joke about prayer.
There’s a man who lives near a big river. One day the river overflows its banks, and the flood reaches his house. It creeps up over his front porch and into his living room, up to his knees. The man prays quietly for God to save him.
Two men in a rowboat float by. “Come on, get in!”
“No thanks,” says the man. “God will provide.”