God's Chair

I thought this was a beautiful story! Enjoy!
    Subject: God's Chair & the Power of Prayer

A man's daughter had asked the local pastor to come and pray with her father. When the pastor arrived, he found the man lying in bed                     with his head propped up on two pillows and an empty chair beside his bed. The pastor assumed that the old fellow had been informed of                     his visit.     "I guess you were expecting me," he said. "No, who are you?" "I'm the new associate at your local church," the pastor replied. "When I saw the empty chair, I figured you knew I was going to                     show up." "Oh yeah, the chair," said the bedridden man.   "Would you                     mind closing the door?" Puzzled, the pastor shut the door. "I've never told anyone this, not even my daughter," said the man.   "But all of my life I have never known how to pray. At church                     I used to hear the pastor talk about prayer, but it always went right over                     my head. I abandoned any attempt at prayer," the old man continued, "until one                     day about four years ago my best friend said to me, 'Joe, prayer is just                     a simple matter of having a conversation with Jesus. Here's what I suggest: Sit down on a chair; place an empty chair in front of you,                     and in faith see Jesus on the chair. It's not spooky because he promised,                     'I'll be with you always. 'Then just speak to him and listen in                     the same way you're doing with me right now.' So, I tried it and I've liked                     it so much that I do it a couple of hours every day. I'm careful, though. If my daughter saw me talking to an empty chair, she'd either have a nervous breakdown or send me to off to the funny farm." The pastor was deeply moved by the story and encouraged the old                     guy to continue on the journey. Then he prayed with him, and returned to                     the church. Two nights later the daughter called to tell the pastor that her daddy had died that afternoon. "Did he seem to die in peace?" he asked. "Yes, when I left                     the house around two o'clock, he called me over to his bedside, told me                     one of his corny jokes, and kissed me on the cheek. When I got back from the store an hour later, I found him dead. But there was something strange, in fact, beyond strange--really weird. Apparently, just before Daddy died, he leaned over and rested his                     head on a chair beside the bed."                                                       --author unknown

I said a Prayer for you just now ....... When you receive this, say a prayer. That's all you have to do. There is nothing attached. This is powerful. Just send this to four people and let me know what happens on the fourth day. Do not break this, please. Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive. There is no cost                     but a lot of rewards. Let's continue praying for one another. Send This to 4 or more People and witness the awesome power of                     PRAYER