Time to Pray

I got up quite early one morning

And rushed into the day;

I had so much to accomplish

I took no time to pray.


The problems tumbled 'bout me,

And heavier came each task;

"Why doesn't God help me?" I wondered:

He said, "You didn't ask."


I saw nothing of joy or beauty--

The day sped gray and bleak;

I asked, "Why won't the Lord show me?"

He said, "You didn't seek."


I insisted on his presence;

I used all my keys at the lock;

God gently, lovingly, chided me,

"My child, you didn't knock."


I woke up quite early this morning

and paused before the day;

There was so much to accomplish

I took the time to pray.