Mandy praying

Illustrations by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

Heavenly Father, I need $20 to buy a Web pet. It would take forever to earn that much. Please help me!

I found twenty dollars! The answer to my prayer!

Is it OK to keep this money if it’s an answer to prayer?

But what if somebody’s praying to get it back and I’m part of the answer to that prayer?

Wait! I’m just looking for an excuse to do the wrong thing. Heavenly Father would never want me to steal. It’s not my money, and I won’t take it!

You’re an honest girl, Mandy. A lot of people would have been tempted to keep this.

I know. I’m one of them, but I wanted to be honest.