This is the account of a U.S. Army Air Corps pilot recalling the events that took place after their Flying Fortress was forced down over the Pacific Ocean during the Second World War:
"We just had time to to shove off on two rubber rafts, without a crumb of food or a drop of water. The boys were pretty worried - all except Sergeant Albert Hernandez of Dallas, our tail gunner. Right away that lad started praying, and pretty soon he startled us by announcing that he knew God had heard him and would help us out... Drifting beneath a broiling sun with lips too cracked and tongues too swollen to join Hernandez in singing hymns, the men continued praying just the same..."
The author goes on to describe events that defied all probability and questions why the academic world does not seek to understand the phenomenon of prayer.
Click here to read about one of the most famous prayers of World War II...
FDR's D-Day prayer can be read here
Click here to learn about the renewed interest in faith in the U.S. military during the Second World War.
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