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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The weight of our prayer

Philippians 4:6 (NIV) 
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

I read this story a while and came across it again today. When we pray how much weight is in that prayer. So we trust God for the things we need?

There is a story of a grocery store owner who tried to weigh a prayer. A tired-looking woman came into the store and asked for enough food to make a dinner for her children. The grocer asked her how much she could spend. The frail woman answered, "I have nothing to offer but a little prayer."

The storekeeper was not very sentimental nor religious, so he said, half-mockingly, "Write it on paper, and I'll weigh it." So she did. The grocer placed the prayer on the weight side of his old-fashioned scales. Then he began piling food on the other side; but to his amazement, the scale would not go down. He finally became flustered and gave the woman a large bag of food.

The grocer never saw the woman again, but he treasures the slip of paper upon which the woman's prayer had been written; "Please, Lord, give us this day our daily bread."

Dear Lord, thank You for giving us our daily bread. Help our prayers be faithful to You in all that we ask for. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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