The priest of a small Irish church said to his congregation, “Anyone who has special needs who wants to be prayed over, please come forward to the front by the altar.”
So Seamus got in line and when it was his turn, the priest said to him “Seamus, what do you want me to pray about for you?”
Seamus replied, “Father, I need you to pray for help with my hearing.”
So the priest put one finger of one hand in Seamus’s ear, then placed his other hand on top of Seamus’s head, and then prayed and prayed and prayed.
He prayed a “blue streak” for Seamus, and the whole congregation joined in with great enthusiasm.
After a few minutes, the priest removed his hands, stood back and asked, “Seamus, how is your hearing now?”
Seamus answered, “I don’t know. It ain’t ’til next week.”
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