The fields dried up and dwarfed from lack of rain, and the crops withered with thirst. People were anxious and irritable, as they searched the sky for some sign of relief. The days turned arid weeks. The rain did not come.

The ministers of the local churches convened an hour of prayer in the town square, for the following Saturday to be inspired.

This Saturday at noon, the townspeople responded en masse, filling the square with anxious faces and hearts full of hope. The ministers were moved when they saw the variety of objects that the attendees carried between their pious hands: sacred books, crosses, rosaries, Bibles.

When the hour ended, as if it were a magical command, a soft rain began to fall. Congratulations spread through the crowd as they held up their treasured items with gratitude and praise.

In the center of the demonstration, a symbol of faith seemed to overshadow the others: a nine-year-old boy had carried an umbrella.

Laverne W. Hall

Hebrews 11: 1
"Now, faith is the certainty of what is expected, the conviction of what is not seen."
Matthew 21:22
"And whatever you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive."

John 15:16
“You did not choose me, but I chose you; and I have appointed you to go and bear fruit, and your fruit to endure: so that whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he may give you. "