I still remember the incident with a small pang of regret. It was one of those, "God, can I please have a do-over?" moments.
We were standing in a circle holding hands at a Vacation Bible School. The electricity was out. There was no way we could proceed with VBS unless God turned the lights back on. A group of teenagers had bravely asked me to say a prayer asking God for help. "Yeah, but what if I say the prayer and nothing happens?" I thought to myself. I mumbled a few feeble words and that was that. Not very inspiring. Fortunately, in the next room, the rest of the kids were praying with a bit more confidence and, moments later, the electricity returned, praise God.
The electricity was back, but I felt like I'd missed an opportunity. I told myself that next time I'd have a bit more courage.