A preacher said, “Anyone who wants to be prayed over, please come forward to the front by the altar.”
Albert a young lad, got in line, and when it was his turn, the preacher asked, “Albert, what do you want me to pray about for you?”
Albert replied, “Preacher, I need you to pray for help with my hearing.”
The preacher put the finger of one hand in Albert’s ear, placed his other hand on top of Albert’s head, and then prayed and prayed and prayed. The whole congregation joined in with great enthusiasm.
After a few minutes, the preacher removed his hands, stood back and asked, “Albert, how is your hearing now?”
Albert answered, “I don’t know. It ain’t ’til next week.”
!Note – “it ain’t” is slang for ‘it isn’t’ or ‘it’s not’, which are both short for ‘it is not’.