In one region of Africa, the first converts to Christianity were very diligent about praying. In fact, the believers each created their own special place outside the village where they went to pray in solitude.

Each of these “prayer rooms” was accessed by a private footpath through the brush. When grass began to grow over one of these trails, it was evident that the person to whom it belonged was not praying very much.

Because these new Christians were concerned for each other’s spiritual welfare, a unique custom sprang up. Whenever anyone noticed an overgrown “Prayer path,” he or she would go to the person and lovingly warn, “Friend, there’s grass on your path!”

What does your prayer path look like? Is it well-worn or overgrown? The secret to living a good life is having a good prayer life.

Written By Dan Axtell


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