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SIMPLE PRAYER OF FAITH

Billy Graham was doing a crusade at Shea Stadium in New York. The airplanes from La Guardia Airport flew over the stadium, dozens by the hour. On the opening night of counsellors training, Graham was talking from the podium as the engines roared overhead. He paused, glanced up and quietly said, "We’ll have to do something about this noise. This just won’t do." He bowed his head and said a simple prayer to the effect: "Lord, we ask you to shift the wind and send these planes in another direction. Thank you. Amen."

The counselors were pretty shocked at such a prayer and didn’t really know what to expect. But God did it. He answered their prayers in a wondrous way! The morning newspaper reported that the winds had changed during the night, and the airplanes over Shea Stadium had to be routed another way. For several days thereafter, thousands of people came to Christ under Graham’s anointed preaching. At the end of the crusade, the winds reverted to their normal flow, and the airplanes returned to their normal flight patterns.

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