What happened to prayer? It has become this new and different thing and I don't like it anymore. When I was your age prayer was better. If we wanted something... let's say for our friend not to die of cancer, we prayed it and we prayed it right. We got right down there on our knees and said, "Please god, do not let the cancer kill my friend. I know she once slept with a man outside of wedlock, but that is no reason for the cancer to invade her body and take her life." And it would work sometimes.
Nowadays prayer is all fancy-shmancy. Heck, there's even prayer for prayer now; people just sit around and pray that prayer will keep on a-goin. Me, I'm a simple man. I believe in meat, potatoes, and a solid, no-nonsense prayer. We don't need to pray for the man to leave his apartment one minute later so that he DOESN'T cross my friend's path, so that my friend DOESN'T walk 1 inch closer to the nuclear factory, so that she DOESN'T get cancer... heck that's too complicated. And besides, who are we to question that which we cannot understand. We should just sit around and be meek and mild. Unless we are men. Men should be strong because that's what the good book says, but if you are a woman you should be meek and milk and everything nice. Anyway, I'm rambling now when I should just be saying a durned prayer.