Finally, the first man prayed for a ship so
that he and his wife could leave the
In the morning he found this ship
docked at his side of the island.
The first man was ready to board to the
ship with his wife and decided to leave the
second man on the island.
He considered the other man unworthy
to receive Gods blessing.
Since none of his prayers
had been answered
As the ship was
about to leave,
the first man heard a voice from
heaven booming . . .
“ why are you leaving your
“My blessing are mine alone since I was the one
who prayed for them” the first man answered.
His prayer was all unanswered and he does
not deserve anything!
“You are mistaken” the voice rebuked
He had only one prayer which I answered
if not for that you would not received
any of my blessings!
Tell me the first man asked the voice.
“what did he prayed
that I owed him anything?”
He prayed that. . .
. . .all your prayers be answered!
Now, I will ask you again …
What do you always praying for?
Are you the first man who only
pray for his own sake and doesn’t
care about his companion?
Or the second man who pray for the
sake of others and even thought he
• “When I pray for another person, I am praying
for God to open my eyes so that I can see that
person as God does, and then enter into the
stream of love that God already directs toward
― Philip Yancey