An old fisherman took a young man as a passenger in his boat. On one of the oars was written the word PRAY. On the other oar the word WORK. The young man said mockingly. "You're out of date, Uncle. What does anyone want with prayer, if he works.'
The old man said nothing, but he let go of the oar on which PRAY was written, and rowed with the other. He rowed and rowed, but they only turned round and round, and made no progress.
The young man then understood that besides the oar of WORK, we also need PRAYER through life's journey!