What Happens When We Pray (11/6/13)

I dreamt 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
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 Acknowledgment Section," my angel friend quietly admitted to
me. He seemed embarrassed.
"How 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 opportunity."
"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......."