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God Listens When I Pray
By MAX LUCADO
Thomas NelsonCopyright © 2012 Max Lucado
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Chapter OneIt was a pretty day in the garden. The sun was shining. All of the garden bugs were busy.
And Hermie? Hermie was rushing. He could hardly wait to get to Grannypillar's house. She was making his favorite mint leaf lemonade!
Hermie scooted along the path. He passed his friends along the way.
"See ya, Lucy!"
"Whoa, Hermie!" yelled Buzby. "Where are you going in such a hurry?"
Hermie smiled. "I'm on my way to Grannypillar's house. She is making my favorite mint leaf lemonade! Yum!"
And off he raced again, thinking of the cold, sweet, and sour taste.
Hermie ran around the corner. Then he zipped down the hill and ... stopped. His buddy Antonio the Ant was kneeling in the middle of the path. His foot was stuck under a big rock.
"Hermie! Thank goodness you are here. Help me!" Antonio said.
"What happened, Antonio?" asked Hermie.
"This big rock was blocking the path," said Antonio. "I was trying to move it out of the way. But it rolled on my foot. Owwww! It hurts!"
Hermie pushed and shoved the big rock. But it would not move. "I'll go get help!" Hermie told his friend.
Hermie ran to Wormie's house as fast as his eight little legs would carry him.
Wormie was resting in his hammock. He was reading Super Worm Magazine.
"Wormie, get up! Something awful has happened! I need help," said Hermie.
"Shhhh ...," Wormie said. "I am just getting to the good part."
"But this is important!" said Hermie.
"Uh-huh." Wormie turned the page.
Hermie gave up and ran next door. Maybe Grannypillar could help.
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