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A young missionary ventured into the African bush to preach the Gospel to villagers in far-flung settlements. One day, walking to an outlying community, a lion started to chase him. The faster he ran, the faster the lion ran! In short order, the missionary found himself trapped by the king of the jungle.

Terrorized and in despair, the missionary fell to his knees and prayed for deliverance. When he opened his eyes, however, he was amazed to discover that the lion, too, was kneeling in prayer. "What a miracle!" exclaimed the man. "You, a killer lion, are joining me in prayer just as I thought my life was going to end!"

The lion looked up. "Shhh," he said, "I'm saying grace."