“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Could have been at churches as a gift for visitors. Maybe it was from Vacation Bible School or a revival. There are many places the prayer card that reads: “praying hands” could have been given.

It is a simple way to show the love of God for others. It reads: “A sign of peace and friendship. A prayer each day will help you reach out to loved ones and help you through the day.”

But when an act is ordained by the Lord, it must never be considered to be singular in its results.

The origin of this story is conjecture, but where it leads is factual, and, rest assured, where it terminates is spiritual. This is a journey of one particular pair of praying hands that occurred in Arab, but it could happen anywhere:

“I need help!” the voice boomed. “I want a counselor… now!”

The man looked up from where he was in the process of reading a book while savoring a cup of coffee. He quickly sized up the situation as the tall, young inebriated man continued to intimidate the young woman, speaking loudly with a voice sprinkled with a generous amount of inappropriate language.

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