No Time To Pray

I knelt to pray but not for long

I had too much to do

I had to hurry and get to work

For bills would soon be due.

No time to pray


So I knelt and said a hurried prayer

And jumped up off my knees

My Christian duty was now done

My soul could rest at ease.


All day long I had no time

To spread a word of cheer

No time to speak of Christ to friends

They’d laugh at me I’d fear.


No time, no time, too much to do

That was my constant cry

No time to give to souls in need

But at last the time to die.


I went before the Lord, I came

And stood with downcast eyes

For in His hands God held a book

It was the book of life.


God looked into his book and said,

“Your name I cannot find

I once was going to write it down

But never found the time.”

Author – Unknown