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Prayer: An Old Joke

On a lighter note:

A man is sitting in his living room when the news in interrupted by news of a devastating rainstorm hitting the area. The man’s wife says “Gosh, Honey, that sounds like it might flood the area where we live”.

The man replies “I have prayed to God to save me, and I have faith that he will answer my prayer”.

Well, about 12 inches of rain later, the streets are starting to fill with water. The man’s neighbor knocks on the door and says “It’s going to be a pretty bad flood, but I can still drive my truck. I’ve got room to take you and your wife to higher ground”. The man’s wife gets up to go, but stops when he says “I have prayed to God to save me, and I have faith that he will answer my prayer”

Some time later, the water has entered the house, and it looks like a river outside. The local fire department sends a boat out to look for people who are stranded, and they pull up to the window. “Come on! This may be your last chance to get out!” Again the man replies “I have prayed to God to save me, and I have faith that he will answer my prayer”.

Finally, the man and his wife are standing on their roof, water rushing by, the house obviously about to collapse. Suddenly, the sound of the storm is drowned out by the roar of the search-and-rescue helicopter. They let down a ladder and motion for the couple to climb up. The wife can stand it no more and climbs up, but as she climbs, she can just barely hear her husband shouting “I have prayed to God to save me, and I have faith that he will answer my prayer”

The man drowns.

At the entrance to heaven, he is a bit peeved. He asks to speak with God.

“Father, I had such faith that you would save me. How could you let me drown?”

God replies:

“What more did you want? I sent news report, a truck, a boat, and a helicopter?”

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