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
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,
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
money just as soon as I can." John told her he could not give her
she did not have a charge account at his store.
Standing beside the counter was a customer who overheard the
between the two. The customer walked forward and told the grocerman that
would stand good for whatever she needed for her family.
The grocerman said in a very reluctant voice, "Do you have a grocery
Louise replied "Yes sir."
"OK," 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
laid the piece of paper on the scale carefully with her head still
The eyes of the grocerman and the customer showed amazement when the
went down and stayed down. The grocerman staring at the scales, turned
slowly to the customer and said begrudgingly, "I can't believe it."
The customer smiled and the grocerman started putting the groceries on
other side of the scales. The scale did not balance so he continued to
more and more groceries on them until the scales would hold no more.
The grocerman stood there in utter disgust. Finally, he grabbed the
paper from the scales and looked at it with greater amazement. It was
grocery list, it was a prayer which said: "Dear Lord, you know my needs
I am leaving this in your hands."
The grocerman gave her the groceries that he had gathered and placed on
scales and stood in stunned silence.
Louise thanked him and left the store. The customer handed a $50 bill to
John as he said, "It was worth every penny of it." It was sometime later
that John Longhouse discovered the scales were broken; therefore, only
knows how much a prayer weighs.
POWER OF PRAYER
When you read this, say a prayer. That's all you have to do. Just
right now (like I did), and say a prayer for someone.
There is nothing attached. This is powerful. Then send this to four
people. Prayer is one of the best free gifts we
receive. There is no cost but a lot of rewards. Let's continue praying for one