Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Power of Prayer

Collected somewhere on my travels:

A tale is told about a small town that had historically been "dry," but then a local businessman decided to build a tavern.

The congregation from a local church was concerned and organized an all-night prayer meeting to ask God to intervene. That very evening, lightning struck the bar and it burned to the ground.

The owner of the bar sued the church, claiming the prayers of the congregation were responsible, but the church hired a lawyer to argue in court that they were certainly not to blame.

The presiding judge, a man wiser than most, after his initial review of the case, stated that "No matter how this case comes out, one thing is obvious--it is evident that the tavern owner believes in prayer and the churchgoers do not."

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