When I Am Asked To Pray
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.
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 me up on my 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 self pity,
leaning toward a lot of
things that we shouldn't.
So we need to Pray,
"Lord, prop us up on our leanin' side,
so we will stand straight
and tall again, to glorify the Lord.''
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