Every time I am asked to pray

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Every time I am asked to pray

Postby rabiya » Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:46 pm




Every time I am asked to pray,
I think of the old deacon who always prayed,
Lord, prop us up on our leanin' side.


Every time I am asked to pray


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.


Every time I am asked to pray


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.


Every time I am asked to pray


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,


Every time I am asked to pray


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.


Every time I am asked to pray


Sometime 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,'


Every time I am asked to pray


so we will stand straight and tall again,
to glorify the Lord.


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Postby Heart Break! » Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:08 pm

Oh very nice collection............keep it up
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Postby princess » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:26 am

Nice

.. Thanks ..
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