Woman Has Seizure At Teen's Graduation, He Gets On Microphone And Delivers Prayer That Goes Viral
Kristin Danley 10/6/2017
All eyes were focused upon graduating senior Christian Crawford, who as senior class president at Clay-Chalksville High School in Alabama, addressed the audience during the ceremony with his opening speech. But it wasn't Christian's words in that speech that has gone viral, but it's what he did at the graduation ceremony that has people saying "amen."
In the middle of the graduation ceremony, there was a medical emergency. A woman had collapsed in the stands and was enduring a seizure.
Everyone was startled by the commotion, but Christian took swift action. He summoned strength and guidance from above at that very moment.
The graduating senior slid in behind the podium. He gracefully commanded the crowd's attention.
"Everybody, can I have your attention real quick?"
The student asked everyone at that very moment to join him in prayer. Christian addressed the audience and said:
"We know that prayer is power and that God is able."
He started out thanking God for their day, then prayed that "whatever is going on, you will fix it." He prayed for healing, for redemption, for delivery of relief.
"Because we know that you are a God who knows how to make a way and in the name of Jesus we declare and decree in the name of Jesus that whatever is going on shall be fixed because you are a God who is a fixer. You are a God who is a healer. Jehovah God, Jehovah-Jireh, Jehovah-Nissi, Jehovah-Shiloh. Fix it, Jesus. In Jesus' name, amen."
When Christian finished praying, the entire audience erupted into cheers. Then, the graduation ceremony proceeded.
Local media shared their video of Christian's impromptu prayer, which has since gone viral. Christian told CBN News he's thrilled that the video of his public prayer has swept the globe.
"But it's all to God be the glory. If God is not getting the glory, then this whole thing is in vain."
After the graduation ceremony concluded, Christian later was asked to present the opening prayer at the Alabama legislature.
According to AL.com, Rep. Danny Garrett, R-Trussville was quite impressed with Christian's spontaneous speech and his actions. He welcomed him to the statehouse to give the opening prayer there.
"I admired him for doing it. He was very poised, and also I thought it was very heartfelt and genuine. It was just a really good thing in our community, and I was really proud of him. I wanted to meet him and shake his hand. I admired him."
Christian was impressed upon his newfound fans, but could not take any credit for what he did. He felt a stirring to act and lead the group in prayer.
Now a political science major in college, Christian said the Lord continues to work through him for His glory.