edited December 1969 in Faith Issues
Hi I just read this story a friend E-mail it to me so I like to share it with all of you:


A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only two of the men on it were able to swim to a small, desert like island. The two survivors, not knowing what else to do, agree 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, more food. The next day, like magic, 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."

"You are mistaken!" the voice rebuked him. "He had only one prayer, which I answered. 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?"

"He prayed that all 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.

This is too good not to share. With obedience come blessings.
My prayer for you today is that all your prayers are answered
Be blessed.

"What you do for others is more important than what you do for yourself"

This was shared with me by a friend, I hope you will share with your

Peace Be With You


  • oh dat was so bootiful
  • Dude that was so beautiful...i think i'm getting a tear. :-\ :-[ :'( seriously. Thank you
  • michael! that was awesome....

    first time i hear that story!

    thanks for sharing it ;D

    take care and God bless
  • WOW :o
    gr8 stuff that was beautiful thnx for that

    lol psalmist ur pushing tha limits

    thnx 1nce agen
    GB ALL
  • Am I pushing the limit...or is the limit pushing me? And what if we consider the limit as it approaches it continous the whole way for is their a jump at a point.

    sorry to much chem and calc. :-\ BUT DUDE was beautiful

    **P.s. Me saying it made me cry isn't pushing the limit...calling urself FROG is what seems to be a limit pusher. :P

    j/ks FROG...i love you and fully respect u...this is just that time of year again. NOP

    GBU Y'all :|
  • [quote author=Psalmist link=board=1;threadid=1447;start=0#msg23692 date=1113514393]

    **P.s. Me saying it made me cry isn't pushing the limit...calling urself FROG is what seems to be a limit pusher. :P

    j/ks FROG...i love you and fully respect u...this is just that time of year again. NOP

    GBU Y'all :|

    hay psalmist,
    wow that skool has reely damaged your brain i have to say.....i dont get wats rong wit calling my self FROG at leest its not as bad as psalmist :P rite bac at ya
    lol love and fully respect :o my behind u do ::) lol nar jkz rite bac at ya feel tha same way ::) hehe nar jkz :P
    this tym of the year agen NOP ??? that skool has REALLY damaged ur brain

    GB ALL
  • yes frog..time of the year again. a.k.a exams...a.k.a Satan in the flesh...a.k.a the method by which higher education institutions tell you "your too dumb to hold a real position of any signifcance in our society"...yea I need an exam to tell me that. :P Please pray for all the students and myself
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