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Hollywood Actress Reveals Modern-Day Miracles 'So Incredible That They Can Only Be Described as Divine Intervention


"God is with us, he loves us and he hears us when we cry out to him."

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"Answered Prayers," a new TV show about modern-day miracles, is headed to TLC this summer, with host Roma Downey — an actress and filmmaker who produced "The Bible," "Son of God" and "A.D." alongside husband Mark Burnett — promising to present real-life stories of people "who have experienced moments so inexplicable, so incredible that they can only be described as divine intervention."

"This is a show that is about hope. It will open even the hardest of hearts," Downey told TheBlaze. "When hearts are open grace moves in. My hope is that many people will be reminded that they are not alone. God is with us, he loves us and he hears us when we cry out to him."

"Answered Prayers" will blend together interviewers, reenactments and real footage to tell the stories of modern-day miracles that people say they have experienced, focusing on how faith has helped individuals and families through traumatic and heartbreaking scenarios.

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The first episode of "Answered Prayers," premiering July 26, will include two stories that embody these themes.

The first story surrounds an Indiana woman who believes that God once spoke to her and told her to protect her children from a storm that was coming. Just moments after she huddled her family in a closet, a tornado came ripping through her home.

The second story involves a little boy who had a horrific lawnmower accident. As his parents struggled with whether to amputate his leg, they asked God for a sign indicating what they should do. Then, their son saw something that they believe was an answer to their prayers.

It's these stories, among many others, that viewers will encounter during the six-part miniseries.

Downey said that the show is really all about "prayers being answered when we need them the most," explaining that her experience working on the show has been a rewarding one.

"I can tell you it has been an absolute joy for me to work on this series and to hear these many stories of inspiration," she said. "It's moving and uplifting and inspiring."

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 08: (L-R) Honoree's Mark Burnett and Roma Downey attends the Anti-Defamation League Entertainment Industry Dinner honoring Roma Downey and Mark Burnett at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 8, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. John M. Heller/Getty Images Mark Burnett and Roma Downey attend the Anti-Defamation League Entertainment Industry Dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, May 8, 2014 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (John M. Heller/Getty Images)

Downey said that "Answered Prayers" offers a different perspective to counter the terrible news that is often on television.

"I am fed up turning the TV on and hearing bad news and scary news — fear, death, destruction," Downey told TheBlaze. "This series is a breath of fresh air. It's hope-filled and you can watch it with your whole family."

She added that the stories on the show have also helped reinforce her own faith.

"We know that, many times, the greatest trial comes right before the answer arrives and it often seems darkest right before the dawn," she said. "I have known this in my own life. ... but Jesus loves us and hears us even in our darkest days. 'I am the light of the world,' says the Lord. 'Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'"

"Answered Prayers" premieres Sunday, July 29 at 10 p.m. ET. on TLC.

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