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    A man"s daughter had asked the local minister to come and pray with her father. When the minister arrived, he found the man lying in bed with his head propped up on two pillows. An empty chair sat beside his bed.The minister assumed thst the old fellow had been informed of his visit."I gessyou were expecting me,he said. No,who are you?said the father. The minister told him his name and then remarked,I saw the empty chair and I figured you knew I was going to show up; OH yeah,chair;said the bed ridden man.Would you mind closing the door? Puzzled,the minister shut the door. I"ve never told anyone this,not even my daughter;said the man.But all my lifeI have never known how to pray.At church I used to hear the pastor talk about prayer,but it went right over my head;I abandoned any attempt at prayer;the old man continued ;until one day 4years ago,my best friend said to me ,Johnny prayer is just a simple matter of having a conversation with Jesus.here is what I suggest.place an empty chair in front of you,and in faith see Jesus on the chair.It"s not spooky because he promised, I will be with you always;Then just speak to him in the same way you:re doing with me right now; So I tried it and I"ve liked it so much that I do it a couple of hours every day. If my daughter saw me talking to a empty chair, she would send me to the funny farm. The minister was deeply moved by the story and encouraged the old man to continue on the journey. Then he prayed with him,anointed him with oil,and returned to church. Two nights later the daughter called to tel the minister that her daddy had died that afternoon. Did he die in peace?he asked. YES,when I left the house about 2o clock,he called me over to his bedside,told me he loved and kissed me on the cheek.When I got back from the stor an hour later,I found him.But there was something strange about his death.Apparently,just befor Daddy died, he leaned over and rested his head on the chair beside the bed.What do you make of it. The minister wiped a tear from his eye and said,I wish we could all go like that;

    Faith and prayers are strongest things in life we have!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I got chills. Matt. 28:20 "... and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.

    Thanks for sharing grandpaa.


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    Thank you.......Ed
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    Thank-you Grandpa!



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    I approach prayer in much the same way. I think of it as having a conversation with the man that knows more about me than I know about myself. My prayers may not be as "flashy" as others, but it is not how we pray, but the fact that we do pray. but a big part of praying is listening. before I leave my prayer session (generally several times day) regardless of where it is (sitting at my desk, home, church, truck, etc.) I take a minute to be silent and listen to hear what the lord is telling me. You can learn to listen with your heart, eyes, etc. as well as with your ears. The lord has answered my prayers in many ways.
    To him is the glory and power..

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    Just brought a tear to my eye too,
    Thaks Grandpaa
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    THANKS That's a tear jerker
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    Wow!!! Thanks Grandpa, that's powerful.
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    10-4 grandpa....thanks for the moment...

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    This make me, want to sing an old song. "What a Friend We Have In Jesus". I just pray that, I will be able to listen to Him, the way He listen to me. Thanks for posting this.
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    Thats very strong,And it"s good to know we will all be together again in Heaven someday
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    I"M bring this back up.It"s a good story people need to read every few years,I hope and pray you enjoy it

    Faith and prayers are strongest things in life we have!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Thank you Grandpaa for bringing that back. The highlight of my day!!

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