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"To God be the glory."
When a woman began experiencing a medical emergency during a graduation ceremony in Jefferson County, Alabama, last Thursday, one young man boldly stepped up to the podium and began an impromptu prayer — one that was so powerful and moving that it ended with cheers.
"We don't know what's going on, but we will pray," graduate Christian Crawford said after he approached the podium. "We know that prayer is power and that God is able."
The Clay-Chalkville High School graduate then launched into a passionate plea to the Lord.
"We pray right now that whatever is going on that you would fix it. God, we pray that you would heal it. God, we pray that you would redeem it. God, we pray that you would deliver it, God, because we know that you are a God who knows how to make a way," Crawford prayed. "We declare and decree in the name of Jesus that whatever is going on shall be fixed."
The crowd responded with a resounding, "Amen!" before beginning to cheer for the young man.
Watch Crawford's passionate invocation below:
Crawford, who had also delivered a prepared prayer at the beginning of the ceremony, told "Fox & Friends" on Monday that the commencement was going along fine until the diplomas were handed out.
It was around that time that someone called for medical help for a woman in the crowd — and then the school librarian asked Crawford to pray.
While he was at first hesitant, he decided to spring into action.
"I said, 'Lord, let your will be done.'" Crawford said in his interview with "Fox & Friends." "I opened up my mouth and God began to speak through me. ... The Holy Spirit began to speak and he said, through me, 'God is a fixer.'"
The young man went on to speak about the power of faith and said that he believes that his prayer accomplished more than simply invoking the Lord on the woman's behalf.
"As I was leaving graduation people were telling me, 'That was a powerful prayer," Crawford said, adding that many said that their faith was restored and that he gave them hope for his generation. "To God be the glory."
Watch Crawford discuss the incident below:
(H/T: Christian Post)
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