"Will you pray for a miracle?"
"It's not like that, child," she smiled sadly. "Prayer isn't like that. It's not a wishing well. You don't pray for what you want, you pray for what is right. I will pray for the family you mentioned." The old woman turned to walk into the house.
"How do you know?" she asked, again too loudly. "How do you know what is right?"
"There are two things in this world that are always right, child. Justice and mercy. When you pray for justice and mercy, you pray for what is right. Even if it doesn't seem right. Even if it seems cruel. Justice and mercy are the infallible virtues."