On Sunday morning in chapel the preacher asked the congregation “If there is anyone with ‘special needs’ who wants to be prayed over, please come forward to the front by the altar.”
A number of people stood up and formed a line, including Jim Bob, who stood with the others and waited for his turn.
The Preacher spoke to him, “Jim Bob, what do you want me to pray about for you?”
Jim Bob replied, “Preacher, I need you to pray for help with my hearing.”
So, the preacher put one finger of one hand in Jim Bob’s ear, then placed his other hand on top of Jim Bob’s head, and then he prayed and prayed and prayed. He prayed a “blue streak” for Jim Bob, which brought the whole congregation to their feet and they joined in with great enthusiasm.
After a few minutes, the preacher removed his hands, stood back and asked him, “Jim Bob, how is your hearing now?”
Jim Bob answered the preacher, “I don’t know. It ain’t ’til next Thursday.”