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Weighing A Prayer

There is a story of a grocery store owner who tried toweigh a prayer.

A tired-looking woman came into the store and asked forenough food to

make a dinner for her children. The grocer asked her howmuch she could spend.

The frail woman answered, "I have nothing to offerbut a little prayer."


The storekeeper was not very sentimental nor religious,so he said,

half-mockingly, "Write it on paper, and I'll weighit." So she did.

The grocer placed the prayer on the weight side of hisold-fashioned scale.

Then he began piling food on the other side; but to hisamazement, the

scale would not go down. He finally became flustered andgave the woman a

large bag of food.


The grocer never saw the woman again, but he treasuresthe slip of paper

upon which the woman's prayer had been written: "Please,Lord, give us

this day our daily bread."


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Wit & Wisdom

Submitted by: Jamie Rustad Meagher

1>Submitted by: Jamie Rustad Meagher