‘Because You Prayed, We Paid’: Stranger Blessed by Praying Family Secretly Pays for Meal

Note-compressedYUKON, Okla. — A stranger that was blessed in witnessing a family praying over their meal at a Oklahoma restaurant decided to secretly be a blessing in return by paying for their meal.

The story unfolded at Jimmy’s Egg in Yukon, which is a popular breakfast spot in the area. Before the unidentified family ate their meal, they bowed their heads to give thanks, not knowing that others were watching.

When it came time for the family to receive their bill, they were instead presented with a note, which read, “Because you prayed, we paid. Continue to raise your sons in Christ. God Bless.”

The family was moved by the kind gesture.

“She (the wife) was about in tears,” Assistant Manager Sherry Thompson told local television station KFOR.

The woman took a photograph of the note and posted it to Facebook, where the status has gone viral.

“The majority of people are nice, but there’s always some people who are not,” Thompson stated, noting that she does see instances where customers pay for the meals of strangers. “And so it always makes you feel better as a server to know that there are nice, kind people out there.”

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The story has now spread around the world.

As previously reported, earlier this year, a little boy from Alabama made headlines after he prayed with a homeless man after his mother payed for the meal at the boy’s urging.

“God our Father, we thank you for our many blessings. Amen,” five-year-old Josiah Faulk prayed in song, as eleven other customers looked on at his kind gesture.

“The man cried. I cried. Everybody cried,” his mother Ava recalled. “Watching my son touch the 11 people in that Waffle House tonight will be forever one of the greatest accomplishments as a parent I’ll ever get to witness.”


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  • Josey

    Love it!! Praise the Lord Jesus Christ!

  • Chrissy Vee

    :’) ♥ A well timed, good report. Thank you Jesus! o/

  • acontraryview

    What a lovely story!

  • LadyFreeBird<In God I Trust

    I love stories like this one. It show there are still kindness in this world we live in.

  • peanut butter

    Wonderful gesture, but I am mostly happy about the sentiment left in the note… continue to raise your sons in Christ.