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Prayers Can Prevent Tragedy

Updated on September 10, 2012

Prayers Can Prevent Tragedy

Some people do not believe that prayer can prevent a tragic situation. A person’s prayers may not prevent all tragic events but it prevents many potential tragedies in life.

In junior high school, my grandmother would pray for my safety daily. I remember one morning, she felt led by God to have me change from my skirt into a pair of pants. I couldn't understand why. It wasn't like I was wearing a mini. In fact, the skirt practically covered my knees. If you compared the length of my skirt to what many of the girls wore to school, my skirt was considered extremely long.

As my grandmother was driving me to school, she said, “If anyone tries to grab you or rape you, just kick them, scream and run.” That was certainly a random comment for 8:00 in the morning.


Then she revealed to me why she didn’t want me to wear the skirt. She believed that if I wore the skirt on that particular day, someone would try to “take advantage” of me. After her word of warning, I had no problems changing into my skirt. That is a frightening warning to receive.

During school, everything seemed boring and dull as usual. By second period, I had completely forgotten about my grandmother’s warning. When third period finally came around, I grabbed all my belongings and headed down the hallway to my next class.

As I was walking down the hallway, along with a mob of students, I noticed a strange looking guy walking towards me. He was tall with piercing dark eyes. Apparently, he was a new student because I had never seen him in school before. In my opinion, he appeared a little too old to be student. I found it very odd that he wasn't carrying any books or even a backpack. He could have easily walked into the school from off the street.

As I walked passed him, I noticed that he was starring at me (up and down) with an unusual smirk upon his face. Then I suddenly felt a warning in my spirit to stay away from him. I picked up the pace and headed straight to my next class.

That was the last time I ever saw him in school. He was there for that moment and gone the next. I believe it was the power of my grandmother’s prayers that protected me from a devastating situation that would have completely altered my life forever. This is proof that God hears our prayers and protects his children from tragedy.

Do you have a prayer request? Send me a message and I'll pray for you.

© 2011, Daughter of Zion, All Rights Reserved.

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      Ann810 7 years ago from Sunny Cali

      Thanks, agreed having a prayerful spirit and actually praying will help our lives tremendously. I also like the music you have on your hub by; Casting Crowns and Tye Tribbett.

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      heart4theword 7 years ago from hub

      Yes, it is so comforting when God answers our prayers:) He shows us He is real, and He cares for us individually! So thankful when we reach out to Him, He reaches out to us:) So glad He gave you discernment and protection!

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