Christian Living

Friday Prayer: A Joke to Make You Think

Today is Friday. Inspired by our Friday Fast (11:30 am to 1:30 pm) at church, I’m going to start posting about prayer on Fridays. If the post is related to pastors and leaders, it will be posted on a different blog, but I’ll link to it from here. This week I want to share a joke with you.

Some of you are probably thinking, “Now some things you just shouldn’t joke about.” I understand your feelings. Please understand that this not a joke without a purpose. Sure, that sounds like an oxymoron, but when you read this joke, you’ll understand why I couldn’t resist.


A farmer was in town at noon and went into a restaurant for a hamburger and French fries. When he was served, he quietly bowed his head and gave the Lord thanks for his food.

Some rough-looking fellows at the next table saw him and thought they would give him a hard time. One of them called out, “Hey, farmer. Does everyone do that where you live?”

“No, son,” answered the farmer. “The pigs and donkey’s don’t.”


Are you thankful for all that God has given you?

Or are you like one of the rough fellows who didn’t recognize the source of all of their blessings?

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights…

James 1:17a NKJV