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. 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
, 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?"  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 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.

POWER OF PRAYER: When you read this, say a
prayer. That's all you have to do. Just stop right now,
and say a prayer for the one who sent this to you.
Then please send this to all your friends and relatives.
Don't break this, please. Prayer is one of the best
free gifts we receive. There is no cost but a lot of rewards.