I got up early one morning and rushed right into the day; I had so much to accomplish
that I didn’t have time to pray.

Problems just tumbled about me,
and heavier came each task.

“Why doesn’t God help me?”
I wondered.
He answered, “You didn’t ask.”

I wanted to see joy and beauty,
but the day toiled on,
gray and bleak;

I wondered why God didn’t show me.
He said, “But you didn’t seek.”

I tried to come into God’s presence;
I used all my keys at the lock.

God gently and lovingly chided,
“My child, you didn’t knock.”

I woke up early this morning,
and paused before entering
the day;

I had so much to accomplish
that I had to take time to pray.