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Saturday, December 8, 2007

How Much Does A Prayer Weigh?

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 leave his store.

Visualizing the family needs, she said: "Please, sir! I will bring you the money just as soon as I can."

John told her he could not give her credit, as she did not have a charge account at his store.

Standing beside the 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 very 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 with a bowed head, then she reached into 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 customer handed a fifty-dollar bill to the grocer and said, "It was worth every penny of it."

It was some time later that the grocer discovered the scales were broken; therefore, only God knows how much a prayer weighs.
Have a blessed day!

Merry Christmas in Jesus mighty Name Amen    

-- Author Unknown

God bless 


7 Readers Commented:

  1. Thank you for this story, sister.

    I had my eyes moist because I just needed to hear a story like this so much, especially since I am not in a good part in my life now with many worries.

    The part where the prayer went "Dear Lord, you know my needs and I am leaving this in your hands." shall be my prayer.

    God bless, and Shalom!

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  3. Praise God! you are so Blessed Sicarii... my God, your God will see you through in this battle and you will emerge victorious in Jesus Mighty Name Amen.


  4. Wow God works mysterious way, lol, and in the favor of those in need, great another story. Anna :)

  5. Oh Yes He Sure Does!!!
    thanks Anna

  6. cinquentte21:32

    wow, what a miracle. great story. always nice to visit this blog. God be with you and continue to inspire you and touch our lives.

  7. Thanks Cinquentte.


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