Do you need propping up?? I know I do.

United States
November 6, 2007 11:40am CST
LORD, PROP US UP 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.
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• Canada
6 Nov 07
That is so sweet , I guess I need propping up myself at times ... I never thought of praying for it though ... I osed to pray all the time , but felt he wasnt listening , but I know he is and now maybe I`ll start again , THANK-YOU for the inspiration... We all need a push at times ... Thanx again Have a GREAT DAY ...
@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
6 Nov 07
That's so true Rev! I like that.. like an ole weathered barn... yup, I can relate to that.. :)
@Springlady (4011)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Thank you for sharing that, rev! It is so true! We do need God to help prop us up and not to lean toward doing wrong. God bless.