A missionary was walking in Africa when he heard the ominous padding of a lion behind him. There was nowhere to run so the man fell to his knees and said,

“Oh Lord,” prayed the missionary, “Grant in Thy goodness that the lion walking behind me is a good Christian lion.”

Surprisingly the lion also fell to a crouch and bowed his head. “Lord, for these blessings I am about to receive, please make me truly thankful.”