This was sent to me by a long time friend who I hold
close to my heart,her name is Nakoa who I met a few years
ago online and have shared many moments of chat and Emails
This story from where ever it originated is worth
reading..If anyone knowing the author please email me
so I can give proper credit to them
Power of Prayer
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
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.
the family needs, she said: 'Please, sir! I will bring
you the money just as soon as I can."
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
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
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
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."
Only The Creator Knows how much a prayer weighs.
THE POWER OF PRAYER:
Remember the five simple rules to be happy:)
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.
can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can
start from now and make a brand new ending.
God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow,
sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort
for the tears, and light for the way.
Disappointments are like road bumps, they slow you down a bit but
you enjoy the smooth road afterwards.
Don't stay on the bumps too long. Move on!
When you feel down because you didn't get what you want, just sit tight
and be happy, because God has thought of something better to give you.
When something happens to you, good or bad, consider what it means.
There's a purpose to life's events, to teach you how to laugh more or not
to cry too hard.
You can't make someone love you, all you can do is be someone who
can be loved, the rest is up to the person to realize your worth.
It's better to lose your pride to the one you love, than to lose the one
you love because of pride.
We spend too much time looking for the right person
to love or finding fault with those we already love,
when instead we should be perfecting the love we give.
Never abandon an old friend. You will never find one who
can take his place. Friendship is like wine,
it gets better as it grows older.
"But those who trust in the Lord for help will find
their strength renewed.
They will rise on wings like eagles;".