A very 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. The grocer scoffed at her and requested that
she leave his store.
Visualizing the family needs, she said: "Please, sir! I will bring
you the money just as soon as I can!"
The grocer 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 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?"
The poor lady replied, "Oh yes sir!"
The grocer said, "OK, put your grocery list on the scales and
whatever your grocery list weighs, I will give you that amount
The lady hesitated for 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.
To the amazement of the grocer and the customer, when she placed the paper on the scales, they went completely down and stayed down.
The grocer, staring at the scales, turned slowly to the customer and said...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 not hold any more.
The grocer stood there in utter disgust.
Finally, he grabbed the paper from the scales and looked at it.
To his sheer amazement....it was not a grocery list at all...
It was a prayer which said...Dear Lord, you know my needs and I am leaving it in your hands.
The grocer gave her the groceries that he had gathered and stood in stunned silence.
The lady 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!!!
As you can see...ONLY GOD KNOWS HOW MUCH A PRAYER WEIGHS.....