This tree has attitude. It won’t let disaster defeat it. Whatever storm blew it down couldn’t suppress its will to survive. It said, If I can’t be a tree any more, then I’ll be a forest!
When people turn to prayer as a last resource, they are being logical. It’s as reasonable as gasping in a quick breath and swimming along a flooded passageway to find an uncertain escape route. It’s better than giving up. Prayer in hopelessness contains an improbable grain of hope.