A circuit-riding preacher trained his horse to go when he said, “Praise the Lord,” and to stop when he said, “Amen.”
The preacher mounted the horse, said “Praise the Lord,” and went for a ride in the nearby mountains.
When he wanted to stop for lunch by a mountain stream, he said, “Amen.”
He took off again, saying “Praise the Lord.”
The horse started heading toward the edge of a cliff on a narrow mountain trail.
The preacher got excited and said, “Whoa!” Then he remembered and said, “Amen,” and the horse stopped just short of the edge.
The preacher was so relieved that he looked up to heaven and said, “Praise the Lord!”