Several generations of Praying Mantis have been raised on my property. I saw one of the babies the other day:
Praying Mantis are weird creatures. The way they turn their heads to look directly at a person is just unnerving. They sort of look like aliens.
Yet when they are little, they are vulnerable. Look how small it is on the pole of the hammock.
Each of us is vulnerable, even if we like to think we are not. It's easy to feel insignificant in a loud and large world.
Prayer, a connection to God, strengthens us. It builds a relationship with the Creator and Protector of the Universe. There is no better place to be than in the palm of His hand.