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A North Carolina restaurant gives customers a 15 percent discount if they pray in public. Mary’s Gourmet Diner makes the discount available to any customer who takes the time to appreciate their food before they start eating. One customer, Jordan Smith said she was on a business trip and got the discount. After she and her friends prayed over their food, a waitress came to the table and told them they would be receiving a discount on their check. Though many insist the prayer discount is a hoax, owner Mary Haglund says it is real. She admits that it’s not official policy and they do it randomly, but she is the daughter of a pastor and missionary. Growing up in the Philippines Haglund saw a lot of poverty and sees every plate of food as a gift. She said, “It’s about the whole idea of gratitude. I’m so grateful for the beautiful food.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

North Carolina restaurant offers a 15 percent discount to pray in public, http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/08/01/north-carolina-restaurant-offers-15-percent-discount-to-pray-in-public/?intcmp=obnetwork, Accessed August 01, 2014

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (HCSB) Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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