A country preacher decided to skip services one Sunday to spend the day hiking in the wilderness.Rounding a sharp bend in the trail, he collided with a bear and was sent tumbling down a steep grade. He landed on a rock and broke both legs.
With the ferocious bear charging at him from a distance, the preacher prayed, "Oh Lord, I'm sorry for skipping services today. Please forgive me and grant we just one wish make a Christian out of that bear that's coming at me!"
At that very instant, the bear skidded to a halt, fell to his knees, clasped his paws together and began to pray out loud at the preacher's feet.
"Dear God, please bless this food I am about to receive."