Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sunday Spiritual - God answers Prayers

God answers prayers!


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 at once. 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, since 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

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 egrudgingly, '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 hundred-dollar bill to the grocer and said; 'It was worth every penny of it. Only God Knows how much a prayer weighs.' 


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watercolors said...

Lovely post.

Have a blessed day.

Christie Cottage said...

Thank you! You too! <><

Cynthia S. said...

The story touched my heart~ Thank you, Jacki.

Christie Cottage said...

It touched mine too Thank you!


Ewenique said...

God has promised to provide for the needs of His children. The Bread of Life is certainly able to provide the necessary daily bread for those He loves. Thank you for the reminder.

Adorebynat said...

Wonderful Sunday post! Thank you for sharing.

Suzanne said...

He knows what we need before we ask.

Joys AZ Place said...

Thank you for sharing such an inspirational story!

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CraftsofthePast said...

Thank you for thinking of others, Jacki.

ShadowDogDesigns said...

Lovely story, Jacki. I really makes one think.

shymouseecrafts said...

Thank you for the post.

Roxanne Coffelt said...

Nice story!

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