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The empty chair

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The Empty Chair
A SICK 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 priest 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 fo…