Lord, Prop us up
This author is unknown, I found this when I was cleaning out my file drawers, yesterday. I had printed it out in 2005. It made me stop and think.
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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'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."
Sometime we get to leaning toward anger, toward bitterness, hatred, 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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Dear Lord, help me to lean on You today.
My life I yield to You,
A channel for Thy love and grace to be;
Use me just as Thou wilt, I humbly pray.
To point some soul unto the Living Way.
More purity give me, more longings for home;
More fit for thy kingdom, more used would I be,
More blessed and holy...more, Savior, like Thee.
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Have a Blessed Day!
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