Thursday, October 11, 2007


LORD PROP US UP

Every time I am ask 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 alot of storms and it's stood for many of years. It's still standing. But one day I noticed it was leaning to one side abit. So I went and got some pine poles and propped it up on it's leaning side so it wouldn't fall, Then I got to thinking 'bout that and how much I was like that old barn. I've been around a long time, I've stood alot of life's storms. I've withstood alot bad weather in my life, I've withstood alot of hard times and I'm still standing too. I find myself leaning to one side from time to time. I like to ask the Lord to prop us up on our leaning side,'cause I figure alot of us get to leaning, at times"

Sometime we get to leaning toward anger, leaning toward bitterness, and alot 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!!!!!
*taking from the church paper

14 comments:

Don Iannone said...

Barns are magical. Love the feel associated with this photo. Great analogy for our lives!

Anonymous said...

there is a great bluegrass gospel song where they sing "prop every leanin side" and I assumed it was about this, but it is cool

thanks

brian

Pia said...

what a great reminder. that would be my prayer tonight. "Lord, prop me up on my leaning side so i can stand straight and tall again to glorify You."

Calfkeeper said...

Very good jel. My trouble is I have more than one leanin' side.
Ha!
CK

Greg said...

Very good! Something I needed to read this morning. Great picture, too.

Janice Thomson said...

I just loved this post! Such a beautiful analogy to our lives. Well said 'other me'.

Dee O'Neil Andrews said...

Great photo and great post, Janice!

Thanks!

Dee

Anonymous said...

I remember being in that a old barn a few times, but is it still standing?
Love,
NVSIS

Saija said...

wonderful marriage of photo and article! :o)

it was a blessing - made me smile ...

grandpaw said...

Hello from grandpaw my dear and blessings to you for bringing back memories from 50 years and more to me today ?

Blessings
grandpaw .

photowannabe said...

I really like this Jel. Thanks for sharing it. I need to remember this prayer my self.
I like the barn picture too. Good shot in the snow.

Arlene - BY HIS STRIPES!!! said...

I love that story. How true it is.

Carol said...

A great post, love those words" Lord prop us up on our leaning side" I had been feeling a bit like that old barn this year..I have been propped up with Gods help..

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