The weight of a prayer-Unproven!

The Grocery List That Miraculously Won Food For a Needy Wife and MotherUnproven!

Summary of eRumor:

A destitute woman with a sick husband and seven children asks the grocer for credit.
He turns her down but a nearby customer offers to intervene and pay for the woman’s groceries.
The grocer asks the lady if she has a grocery list and asks her to put it on one side of an old-fashioned set of scales.
He offers to give her as much weight in groceries as her list weighs.
The scales drop as though there is a lot of weight on them and the lady starts stacking groceries on the other side until no more groceries can be held.
The grocer looks at the grocery list and it is a simple prayer that says “Dear Lord, you know my needs and I am leaving this in your hands.”
The customer hands the grocer a $50 bill and says “Only God knows how much a prayer weighs.”

The Truth:

Even though both the customer and the grocer are named, we’ve never found any substantiation for this story.
It is probably inspirational fiction.

Updated 6/28/05