Grocery List

  1. 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 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
    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 begrudgingly, "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 fifty-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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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   H ynnoD
    Had heard that before,it is truely amazing the power of prayer.I have mine answered everyday and it just causes me to grow in my Faith.Its nice to have someone who takes care of the Hard Stuff in Life.:angel2:
  4. by   night owl
    Behold, the power of prayer!

    Another story from Brownie...keep them coming girl, I love everyone of 'em.
  5. by   I_Love_Donuts
    The power of prayer and Faith ...wow! I feel so grateful for them.
  6. by   cwazycwissyRN
  7. by   P_RN
    Wow.
  8. by   Brownms46
    I glad everyone found worth in this story... I was sent this by a friend, who knew I needed to have my faith strengthened, and hopefully it will raise the faith of others also...
  9. by   Danamegg
    Thank you for the reminder !

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