Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Power Of Prayer.

I do believe that there is something to this "power of prayer"
"There are a hundred reasons to cry but a thousand reasons to smile! AND A THOUSAND REASONS TO THANK GOD"
Louise Redden, a poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face , walked into a grocery store...
She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner and asked if he would let her charge a few groceries. She softly explained that her husband was very ill and unable to work, they had seven children and they needed food. John Longhouse , the grocer, scoffed at her and requested that she leaves his store at once. Visualizing the family needs , she said: 'please, sir! I will bring the money as soon as i can.' John told her he could not give her credit, since she did not have a charge account at his store. Standing beside a counter was a customer who overheard the conversation between the two. The customer walked forward and told the grocer that he would stand good for whatever she needed for her family. The grocer said in a heavy reluctant voice, "Do you have a grocery list?" Louise replied, yes sir. "O.K' he said, 'put your grocery list on the scales and whatever your grocery list weighs, i will give you that amount in groceries..'Louise hesitated a moment in a bowed head, then she reached to her purse and took out a piece of paper and scribbled something on it. She then laid the piece of paper on the scale carefully with her head still bowed. The eyes of the grocer and the customer showed amazement when the scales went down and stayed down. The grocer , staring  at the scales, turned slowly to the customer and said begrudgingly, "I can't  believe it". The customer smiled and the grocer started putting the groceries on the other side of the scales. The scale did not balance so he continued to put more and more groceries on them until the scales would hold no more. The grocer stood there in utter disgust. Finally, he grabbed the piece of paper from the scales and looked at it with greater amazement. It was not a grocery list, it was a prayer, which said:
'Dear Lord, you know my needs and I am leaving this in your hands.'
The grocer gave her the groceries that he had gathered and stood in stunned silence. Louise thanked him and left the store...The other customer handed a fifty -dollar bill to the grocer and said; It was worth every penny of it. 
ONLY GOD KNOWS HOW MUCH A PRAYER WEIGHS...

12 comments:

Kanice said...

Prayer is the only safe key we have now in this world. Without prayer one is nothing.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Prayer is indeed powerful! It helps us through the most difficult times. God bless May!

Ifeoma said...

Our prayers to God are more powerful than we could ever
imagine. He listens to us whenever we call and is even ready to make the impossible possible. God is so awesome.

Small Kucing said...

Love this post. At times when all the roads in front are dark, a prayer, God will bring light

reanaclaire said...

Yes, this is indeed a touching post.. I have read it in my emails before and still it touches..

RaeBeth said...

The power of prayer is simply amazing. I love this post and I had to pass it on. Thanks for posting. Such a great reminder that the Lord is with us where ever we go and always has our backs when we need him the most.

Tammie Clarke Gibbs said...

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ZoFem said...

Perfect dear sister. I can read and read this story all over on-and-on again and again. wonderful. Prayer is the Key. We often rush, just like the grocer without taking time to listen or undersatnd what is the issue.

This is a lesson. Thank you

May said...

Thanks everyone for your positive comments. @ Zo Fem i tried visiting you but your blog is private. Wishing you all a beautiful new week.

Nursing Ninny said...

This is so true. Prayer is powerful. Following you from www.nursingninny.com.

Nekky said...

What a very touching story. Our prayers weighs a lot more than we could ever imagine. Thanks for the reminder.

www.mattersoftheheart.blog.com said...

Hello,

more in the Power of Prayer, is Intercessory Prayer.

I have used it and it works more and better, becos by so doing, if you cannot support a friend by cash etc, the perfect gift will be to pray for them, when you do so with fasting, it works like a bomb.
that is being our brothers keeper, it is more rewarding if the person does not know but he/ she has told you about her challenge.

Remain Blessed.

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