Lord, Prop Us Up, Please


Every time I am asked to pray, I think of the old fellow 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.''

If you stare at this barn
 for a second you will see who will help us stand straight and tall again...Do You See HIM?

"In God we trust!"

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