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    Prayer should be short, without giving God Almighty any reason why he should grant this, or that; he knows best what is good for us.

    Thus, dear editor, I perfected my appeal that I would like to share with you and your readers as I have shared it with my Savior.

    So far today, Lord, I have done all right.

    I haven’t gossiped, I haven’t lost my temper, I haven’t been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, and overindulgent or told anyone to mind his or her own business and stay out of mine.

    I am really glad of that.

    But in a few moments, Lord, I’m going to get off my knees, turn on cable channel 15, and view the city of Malibu council meeting. From then on, dear Lord, I am most likely going to need a lot of your help.

    Tom Fakehany