James 5.18 "And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit."

I was invited to preach at a small church in a rural part of the county. This was farming country. As I drove up there, I noticed the corn was twisting and the fields were very dry and dusty. Rain was desperately needed!

As the service began, the word of the Lord came to me, "Irvin, preach about Elijah and how he prayed for rain."

I preached on prayer and specifically mentioned how God said that Elijah was a man subject to like passions as us. Yet, Elijah believed that God controlled everything on this earth and he could and would send rain if we asked him. I asked the question, "Does everyone here believe in prayer? Raise your hand if you do." Every hand from the youngest to the oldest lifted up. I said, "Now that we are all in agreement, we can pray and ask the Lord to send rain on this dry and thirsty land." As I began to pray, the Spirit of the Lord moved on the people. They knew we had just touched heaven. Despite no prediction of rain, that Sunday evening, that community received over two inches of rain. Several months later, I went back to the church. One member, widely known for his sense of humor, stated, "Irvin is here, it's gonna rain again."

Matthew 18.19 "Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven."

Irvin L. Rozier, author of My Walk with the Lord, www.selahbooks.com

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author, preacher, retired military