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A missionary in Africa was going from one village to another when he came face to face with a man-eating lion.
Seeing no hope of deliverance, he sank to his knees and began praying.
When he opened his eyes he saw to his astonishment that the lion too was in a praying posture. Certain that he was witnessing a miracle and that he no longer had anything to be afraid of, he said: "I was praying to be rescued, but what are you praying for?"
I was praying that you do not pray so that I could eat you.
If the danger averted the man would behaves like a animal. So I am praying the god to keep continue the mind set of human being like this. The missionary shocked with this reply and recollected his preaches what god told.
"I have the habit of praying before eating, especially humans."
The Lion thanked God for accepting its prayer and sending a man for his meal.
The lion replied: "I was thanking God for sending me a delicious meal which I am going to relish now!'. Saying that he gobbled up the missionary!
"I thanked god for sending me my good meal".
The lion replied,"I was praying to you because I thought you were a hunter."
The lion opened his eyes and said, " I am very hungry. I haven't eaten for days. I want to eat you but you are praying to God. Suppose God really listens to your prayers and comes? What will happen to me? So I am praying to God asking him not to come." The lion then immediately closed his eyes and started praying again. The man by then had understood that the lion was a fool. When the lion was deep in meditation again he stealthily left the place and ran away.
The lion replied, "It is my habit to pray to the god before eating food."
I'm saying grace.
The lion replied, "Now-a-days people are killing us in the forest eventhough there is an animal protection rule. So, I request you not to kill me & similarly I will not kill you." Then both of them went away.
The man later found out that the lion was too praying that the man should not kill him.
Lion said, "I am thanking the Lord for giving me an easy meal today."
"That you would fall for this!"
The lion said,"I was praying that no one should be afraid of me."
The lion said that he was the first person who was addressing him as god, so for that he was saying thankyou by joining his hands.
"Oh so you were praying to be rescued. I thought you were teaching me how to pray. Because I don't pray."
"I am praying to be rescued too the lion replied". "The circus took me and made me do tricks. I could not bear it and ran away. While running some thorny bushes caught me and I am feeling homesick. Plese help me by taking out the thorn in my leg and also tell me the way to the jungle". Just then then the man looked around and realised it was not a jungle where wild animals could live at all because there was not even a single bird there. Thus the man rescued the lion. The lion was pleased and bid goodbye.
The lion replied, " Dear God, Forgive me for eating other's lives".
The lion replied, "I am saying grace, for the lord has sent me a truly noble meal."
I have a habit of praying before my meals.
The lion said, "I was thanking the Lord for the meal".
The Lion Said : "You were praying to the God to save your life and I was thanking God for giving me the Food to save me from starving to death. This is life cycle where one's life is a food for the other. God has made nature to run on its own rules. You convert people from one religion to other. Why what's the need when all religions tend to go to the same ONE destination" Now the priest realised his folly and knew that this Lion is the way from the Lord to help him understand the TRUTH behind religion and life.
Sanjeev Kr Trehan
I pray before eating food.
I always pray to god for providing me with food.
The lion roared and said "I am praying before having my meals."
Khoo Siao Ling
Then the lion said, "I want some friends, I'am very alone in the forest. But no one wants to be my friend. I hope God gives me some friends."
The lion replied:"I was also praying for you all men, because last time some humans came into the jungle and killed us. They wanted to took our skin to make clothes. So I pray to you all not to kill us again."
Vivian Ooi Ling
The lion replied ,"I'm hungry now and have no to eat. So I prayed to god, to give me a meal to eat?" The man said:" I will give you a meal to eat but you wait here." The lion said:"Ok, I will wait for you here." After 5 minutes, the man came back and gave lion a meal to eat.
The lion replied, "I was also praying for you to let me eat you. Because in the jungle, my family and I have not eaten food for many days. This time you come, I want to take you back to share with them."
The lion replied, " I thanked god for sending me my good meal".
I prayed to my father and mother.
Ng Tze Jin
"I am praying to be rescued too the lion replied". The lion replied, "I was also praying for you to let me eat you. Because in the jungle, my family and I have not eaten food for many days. This time you come, I want to take you back to share with them." "The circus took me and made me do tricks. I could not bear it and ran away. While running some thorny bushes caught me and I am feeling sick. Plese help me by taking out the thorn in my leg and also tell me the way to the jungle". Just then the man looked around and realised it was not a jungle where wild animals could live at all because there was not even a single bird there. Thus the man rescued the lion. The lion was pleased and bid goodbye.
The lion laughing loudly said : “ Thanks god for this wonderful dinner in front of me!! ”
The lion said,' I am very hungry as I have not eaten anything since two weeks, and now that you have come...." Saying this he killed the man and had a good meal. How happy was he that at last he had got something to eat.
"I was praying for two things. First, I hope that you will not bring gun to shoot me, then I will be safe. Second, I wish that you would pray for a longer time. Then I can wait for my parents to help me kill you and we can eat it together."
I pray everytime before having my meal.
"Because today I got food in time and I do not have to starve."
The lion replied, "please bring some water for me so that I can wash my hands and then eat the meal."
Jemimah Osei annin
The lion replied`Please. I`m praying for mercy so that you won`t kill me. Many people think that I am a man-eating lion, but I`m not. I hope you will not kill me to eat me. PLease, I am really hungry so I am also praying for food to eat and rain to give me a shower.' And from that day on, no one else was afraid of the lion that was man-eating. Just remember to pray for your food too.
The lion replied'' I was praying to god for giving me such a tasty meal !!
The lion purred and said," you might not know, but i was a human too. The scorching Sahara was my home. There wasn't even a drop of water around, let alone food. I had prayed to god , each day of my life, to provide me with food, water and a bit of convenience. but unfortunately there occured a famimne and the little I had to eat was also taken away for me. I then died of starvation. They say it right that god answers all prayers. Now I'm back as a lion. and look at god's grace, he gave me you. my food for today. that's why i'm thanking him by this prayer. i see you are ready too, as you are done with your last prayer!". the clever lion pounced on the missionary and devoured him whole.
I wanted to see if you will escape.
Tthe lion replied,"I was praying to god to make you less stronger than me. Because if you will be more stronger you will run away."
Lion replied "I am praying that send me more people to become stronger."
"I am no man eating lion!" I was just trying to scare people who came in this path. In a flourish, the lion became a man. In his hand was a lion costume. "See? I was just mimicking you"
The Lion replied "Quiet, I'm saying the grace before meals"
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