In my childhood, I grew up on a dirt road which was paved when I was about nine or so. During this early time, many of the roads out in the country were dirt. On wet winter days the roads would become a miry mess. I remember our school bus getting stuck on one of those old dirt roads. Even back in those days, all the roads were ditched, meaning the county had cut ditches on both sides of the road to carry the water away which kept the roads from washing away. Our paved roads today also have ditches to take the water away from the roadway. We rarely notice the ditches but they are important. So what do ditches have with praying?