Answered prayers

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by MicheleF, Nov 18, 2002.

  1. MicheleF

    MicheleF New Member

    A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only 2 of the men on it were able to swim to a small, desert like island. The 2 survivors, not knowing what else to do, agreed that they had no other recourse but to pray to GOD. However, to find out whose prayer was more powerful, they agreed to divide the territory between them and stay on opposite sides of the island.

    The first thing they prayed for was food. The next morning the first man saw a fruit-bearing tree on his side of the land, and he was able to eat its fruit. The other man's parcel of land remained barren.

    After a week, the first man was lonely and he decided to pray for a wife. The next day, another ship was wrecked, and the only survivor was a woman who swam to his side of the land. On the other side of the island, there was nothing. Soon the first man prayed for a house, clothes, and more food.

    The next day, a miracle and all of these were given to him. However, the second man still had nothing. Finally the first man prayed for a ship, so that he and his wife could leave the island. In the morning, he found a ship docked at his side of the island. The first man boarded the ship with
    his wife and decided to leave the second man on the island. He considered the other man unworthy to receive GOD'S blessings, since none of his prayers had been answered.

    As the ship was about to leave, the first man heard a voice from Heaven booming, "why are you leaving your companion on the island?"

    My blessings are mine alone, since I was the one who prayed for them, the first man answered. His prayers were all unanswered and so he does not deserve anything. "

    The voice answered, "You are mistaken!" The voice Rebuked him, "He had only one prayer which I answered and if not for that, you would not have received any of my blessings. Tell me, the first man asked the voice, what did he pray for that I should owe him anything. The voice answered,
    "He prayed that all of your prayers be answered."

    For all we know our blessings are not the fruits of our prayers alone, but those of another praying for us.
    May all of GOD's goodness and mercy be given unto you.
    Amen.

    Know that I pray for so many of you, love, Michele
  2. deecrossett

    deecrossett New Member

    Beautiful story, Michele. Let your Mom know that this story really made my heart swell. Thank you.
    God bless,
    Deena
  3. PMangels

    PMangels New Member

    story Michele. We are so fortunate to have others pray for us.

    For me too, let your mom know I enjoyed her story. Thank you for sharing.

    Love
    Arlene
  4. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon New Member

    Thanx mom!

    Robin
  5. selma

    selma New Member

    I have been blessed. I know that my prayers are that everyone's life be blessed with peace,love,joy,health,
    healing,wisdom,understanding,light,enlightenment,gratitude,
    & faith that no situation is greater then GOD.
    I'm truly Grateful for your prayers.

    Thank-you All.
  6. Jaimy

    Jaimy New Member

    will save and cherish this......

    Love,
    Jaimy
  7. ladydi

    ladydi New Member

    Michele,
    That is a true sermon in itself. It reminds me to always
    pray for others, and then my blessing will flow.

    Di/diane