Friday, January 09, 2009




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 'bout that and
how much I was like that old barn.
I 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.' 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,' so we will
stand straight and tall again,
to glorify the Lord.


- Shared by Heaven Springs

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