View Full Version : The power of Prayer

23-07-2014, 20:57
At church one Sunday the vicar asked if anyone in the congregation would like to express thanks for answered prayers.

Suzie Smith stood and walked to the front of the church.
She said, "I should like to express my thanks for an answered prayer. Two months ago my husband, Phil, had a terrible motorbike accident, and his scrotum was completely crushed. The pain was excruciating, and the doctors didn't know if they could help him."

You could hear a muffled gasp from the men in the congregation ,as they imagined the pain that poor Phil must have experienced.

"Phil was unable to hold me or the children," she went on, "and every movement caused him terrible pain."
"We prayed as the doctors performed a delicate operation, and it turned out they were able to piece together the crushed remnants of Phil's scrotum, and wrap wire around it to hold it in place."

Again, the men in the congregation cringed and squirmed uncomfortably, as they imagined the gruesome surgery performed on Phil.

"Now," she announced in a quivering voice, "thank the Lord, Phil is out of the hospital and the doctors say that with time, his scrotum should recover completely."

All the men sighed with unified relief. The vicar then rose and tentatively asked if anyone else had something to say.

A man stood up and walked slowly to the front of the church.

He said, "I'm Phil."
The entire congregation held its breath.
"I just want to tell my wife the proper word is sternum."