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The Power of Prayer

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« on: October 15, 2010, 15:49:42 PM »

In a small town, a person decided to open up a brothel, which was right opposite to a church. The church & its congregation started a campaign to block the brothel from opening with petitions and prayed daily against the business.

Work progressed. However, when it was almost complete and was about to open a few days later, a strong lightning struck the brothel and it was burnt to the ground.

The church folks were rather smug in their outlook after that, till the brothel owner sued the church authorities on the grounds that the church through its congregation & prayers was ultimately responsible for the destruction of his brothel, either through direct or indirect actions or means.

In its reply to the court, the church vehemently denied all responsibility or any connection that their prayers were reasons for the act of God. As the case made its way into court, the judge looked over the paperwork at the hearing and commented:

'I don't know how I'm going to decide this case, but it appears from the paperwork, we have a brothel owner who believes in the power of prayer and we have an entire church that doesn't.

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2010, 16:07:32 PM »

ha haaaaa!!  in the states, that brothel owner propably won too.
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2010, 18:33:18 PM »

 Smiley Excellent...
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2011, 15:21:57 PM »

There was a man who worked for the Post Office whose job was to process all the mail that had illegible addresses.  One day, a letter came addressed in a shaky handwriting to God with no actual address. He thought he should open it to see what it was about. The letter read:

Dear God,
I am an 83 year old widow, living on a very small pension.  Yesterday someone stole my purse. It had $100 in it, which was all the money I had until my next pension payment.  Friday is Christmas, and I had invited two of my friends over for dinner. Without that money, I have nothing to buy food with, have no family to turn to, and you are my only hope.... Can you please help me?
Sincerely, Edna.

The postal worker was touched.  He showed the letter to all the other workers. Each one dug into his or her wallet and came up with a few dollars.  By the time he made the rounds, he had collected $96, which they put into an envelope and sent to the woman.  The rest of the day, all the workers felt a warm glow, thinking of Edna and the dinner she would be able to share with her friends.

Christmas came and went.  A few days later, another letter came from the same old lady to God.  All the workers gathered around while the letter was opened.  It read:

Dear God,
How can I ever thank you enough for what you did for me?  Because of your gift of love, I was able to fix a glorious dinner for my friends. We had a very nice day and I told my friends of your wonderful gift.  By the way, there was $4 missing.  I think it might have been those bastards at the post office.
Sincerely, Edna.

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