Friday, July 12, 2013

What Happens in Heaven When We Pray?

I just received a forwarded email from my dad who usually doesn't forward messages so I knew this caught his attention and meant something to him, so I payed extra close attention to what I was about to read. 

This is a beautiful perspective to carry on earth and something to have in the back of our minds. 

I had a dream that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We
walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels. My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, "This is the Receiving
Section. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are received."I looked
around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting
out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all
over the world.
Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the
second section. The angel then said to me, "This is the Packaging and
Delivery Section. Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are
processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them." I noticed
again how busy it was there. There were many angels working hard at that
station, since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged
for delivery to Earth.
Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we
stopped at the door of a very small station. To my great surprise, only one
angel was seated there, idly doing nothing. "This is the 
Section," my angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemed embarrassed."
is it that there is no work going on here?" I asked."So sad," the angel
sighed. "After people receive the blessings that they asked for, very few
send back acknowledgments."

"How does one acknowledge God's blessings?" I asked."Simple," the angel
answered. Just say, "Thank you, Lord. "What blessings should they
acknowledge?" I asked."If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your
back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of this
world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a
dish, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.""And if you get this
on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that
"If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more
blessed than the many who will not even survive this day."
"If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of
imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation, you are
ahead of 700 million people in the world."
"If you can attend a church without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture
or death, you are envied by and more blessed than three billion people in
the world."
"If your parents are still alive and still married, you are very rare."
"If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you're unique
to all those in doubt and despair.
"Okay, what now? How can I start?
If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that
someone was thinking of you as very special and you are more blessed than
over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.
Have a good day. Count your blessings, and if you care to, pass this along
to remind everyone else how blessed we all are.

ATTN: Acknowledge Department
"Thank you, Lord, for giving me the ability to share this message and for
giving me so many wonderful people with whom to share it."If you have read
this far, and are thankful for all that you have been blessed with, how can you not send it on? I thank God for everything, especially all my family and friends!"

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