In the years of the colonies a traveling preacher was crossing the mountains when suddenly rearing up in front of him was a gigantic clawed bear with gaping toothy drooling jaws. Falling instantly to his knees and closing his eyes he prayed “Dear God, Oh Dear God give this bear a Christian heart!!”
Silence fell, and a warm light surrounded him. Peeking out through closed lids he sees the bear also on his knees with this great paws folded together.
“Oh Lord of miracles in today’s world, thank you.”
At this the Bear cleared his throat and spoke “Oh Lord, Thank you for this meal in which I am about to partake.”