Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Lord, prop us up on our leaning side.

Every time I am asked to pray, I think of the old deacon who always prayed, "Lord, prop us up on our leanin' side." After hearing him pray that prayer many times, someone asked him why he prayed that prayer so fervently.

He answered, "Well sir, you see, it's like this. I got an old barn out back. It's been there a long time; it's withstood a lot of weather; it's gone through a lot of storms, and it's stood for many years.

It's still standing. But one day I noticed it was leaning to one side a bit.

So I went and got some pine poles and propped it up on its leaning side so it wouldn't fall.

Then I got to thinking about that and how much I was like that old barn. I've been around a long time.

I've withstood a lot of life's storms. I've withstood a lot of bad weather in life, I've withstood a lot of hard times, and I'm still standing too. But I find myself leaning to one side from time to time, so I like to ask the Lord to prop us up on our leaning side, 'cause I figure a lot of us get to leaning at times.

Sometimes we get to leaning toward anger, leaning toward bitterness, leaning toward hatred, leaning toward cussing, leaning toward a lot of things that we shouldn't . So we need to pray, 'Lord, prop us up on our leaning side, so we will stand straight and tall again, to glorify the Lord."


- Anonymous

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  1. Awesome. Lord please always prop me up on my leaning side too that my life will always glorify you.

  2. Wonderful imagery Sue. Amen. Prop me up Lord.

  3. What a wonderful picture and how practical is that prayer. I add my amen, and ask the Lord to prop me up too.

  4. I believe in the power of prayer and I know my Sylvia now rests among the angels. I want to thank you for your visit to my blog and for your kind and beautiful words. As hard as it is knowing there are people out there that unselfishly care for others lets me know my wife is all right.

    You have a beatiful blog here, let's keep the praying going.


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